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By Tiffany Chenneville

ISBN-10: 3319497022

ISBN-13: 9783319497020

ISBN-10: 3319497049

ISBN-13: 9783319497044

This e-book examines the effect of pediatric HIV on little ones, teenagers, and their households. starting with an outline of pediatric HIV epidemiology, it strains the clinical, mental, and social dimensions of HIV during the trajectory of adolescence and adolescence. It examines the newest learn on quite a lot of themes, together with therapy adherence, cultural, criminal, and moral concerns, and HIV stigma and its aid. Chapters supply specialist ideas for clinicians operating with young ones with HIV in addition to researchers learning pediatric HIV. furthermore, the publication additionally discusses day-by-day issues linked to pediatric HIV, comparable to affliction administration, coping, entry to companies, danger prevention, and well-being merchandising.
Topics featured during this publication contain:

  • The effect of pediatric HIV on households.
  • Psychosocial concerns for kids and teenagers with HIV.
  • HIV prevention and intervention within the tuition setting.
  • HIV disclosure in pediatric populations.
  • How to layout potent evidence-based HIV risk-reduction courses for adolescents.

A scientific advisor to Pediatric HIV is a must have source for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in baby and faculty psychology, social paintings, and public wellbeing and fitness in addition to pediatric drugs, nursing, epidemiology, anthropology, and different similar disciplines.

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Emmanuel of their HIV status. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all adolescents should have their HIV status disclosed either by their physician or their caregiver by the time they reach adolescence (Wilfert et al. 1999). If patients are unaware of their status, they may be unwilling or refusing to take medications in which an indication is unknown. Adherence may also be challenging in the adolescent years when patients do not want to be different from their peers, and patients are unwilling to disclose their status to friends or family due to fear of being stigmatized.

2012). Recent advances in understanding the immunologic response of elite controllers as well as the results from the Thai vaccine trial have been encouraging. Elite controllers are able to suppress the virus to lower or undetectable level of viral replication without antiretroviral therapy. Elite controllers have an overrepresentation of specific HLA-B alleles and potent CD8+ T cell-mediated suppressive immune responses. In addition to these controllers, the VISCONTI (viro-immunological sustained control after treatment interruption) study showed that individuals who had initiated ART in the acute phase of HIV infection subsequently controlled viral replication.

If patients are unaware of their status, they may be unwilling or refusing to take medications in which an indication is unknown. Adherence may also be challenging in the adolescent years when patients do not want to be different from their peers, and patients are unwilling to disclose their status to friends or family due to fear of being stigmatized. Older adolescents may be products of an unstable home life or may be homeless, posing difficulties with medication receipt or storage, as well as consistency of clinic visits.

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