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Pediatric HIV Infection

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Author(s): Teresa Espanol | Isabel Caragol | Pere Soler | Manuel Hernez

Journal: Iranian Journal Of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
ISSN 1735-1502

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 159;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Anti Retroviral Agents | Antigens | CD4 | Vertical Transmission | HIV

ABSTRACT
HIV infection by maternal transmission is increasing in the world due to the increase in infected women who are not receiving appropriate antiretroviral therapy. Prognosis of HIV infection in children is poor because the newborn has an immature immune system. Early diagnosis and therapy are needed to avoid the development of AIDS. New therapies are becoming available but prevention of infection, through maternal therapy during pregnancy, is the most effective measure in avoiding this infection through this transmission route.

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