oa South African Family Practice - updAIDS : maintaining infants and children on highly active antiretroviral therapy



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(8) Maintaining infants and children on highly active antiretroviral therapy Helena Rabie, 1, 2 Ben J Marais, 1, 3 Mark F Cotton1, 2 1Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2KIDCRU Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, 3Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa Corresponding author: Dr Helena Rabie, e-mail: hrabie@sun.ac.za Introduction It needs to be emphasized that human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) infection is not a curable disease and therefore highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) requires a life long commitment. This is why it is of paramount importance to ensure adequate preparation ..


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