n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Conference reports

Volume 2005, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Extracted from text ... SEPTEMBER 2005 THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE 10 Track 1: Basic and clinical sciences G J Churchyard1, 2, C Metcalf1 1Aurum Health Research and 2University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Track 1 covered basic and clinical sciences. Highlights from the sessions on mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), paediatric HIV infection and treatment, HIV vaccines and pathogenesis, and adult HIV infection and treatment are summarised below. MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION Globally about half of all adults living with HIV are women and 2.5 million children are infected with HIV. Approximately 90% of the children infected with HIV live in Africa. In South Africa there are ..

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