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  1. Life Doesn’t Wait. Romania’s Failure to Protect and Support Children and Youth Living with HIV

    More than 7,200 Romanian children and youth age fifteen to nineteen are living with HIV—the largest such group in any European country. The vast majority were infected with HIV between 1986 and 1991 as a direct result of government policies that exposed them to contaminated needles and “microtransfusions” of unscreened blood. Despite Romania’s progressive expansion of access to antiretroviral drugs, these children and youth face pervasive stigma and discrimination that often impedes their enjoyment of basic rights and services. …

  2. Scaling up prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in sub-Saharan African countries: a multilevel assessment of site-,program- and country-level determinants of performance

    This study seeks to look at the influence of program-level and contextual determinants that pose a challenge to the uptake of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in sub-Saharan Africa. This study explore thes multilevel factors associated with "coverage in single dose nevirapine PMTCT programs." The study found that heterogeneity of nevirapine coverage between sites and programs was high- meaning that in these programs there was a high HIV prevalance, a higher proportion of persons with knowledge of PMTCT, and a lower percentage of rural population. …

  3. Guia de Tratamento Clínico da Infecção pelo HIV em pediatria

    A necessidade de rever e sistematizar questões complexas e controversas no âmbito da terapêutica anti-retroviral - TARV - em crianças levou o Programa Nacional de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis e Aids, do Ministério da Saúde, a constituir grupos de trabalho para discussão e elaboração de documentos que refletissem o Consenso Nacional a propósito do tema. O primeiro Consenso sobre Terapia Anti-retroviral em Crianças foi publicado em 1997. …

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