The importance of partnership for care of children infected with human immunodeficiency virus
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infectionin children is common in resource limited settings .If untreated, HIV infection causes progressiveimmunosuppression leading to opportunistic infectionsand other disorders. Most children infected with HIVprogress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS) and die before the age of five [2, 3].Treatment of HIV-infected patients with effective,combination antiretroviral drugs can improve virologic,immunologic status and survival, by preventing orreversing immunosuppression [4, 5]. Early diagnosisand prompt initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART)in HIV-infected children remains a challenge. Failureof prompt initiation of ART is likely a major reasonfor high mortality rates seen in resource-limitedsettings .
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