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Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Infants and Children

Edited by Edited by Arthur J. Ammann (Global Strategies for HIV Prevention and Pediatric AIDS Research Institute University of California, San Francisco) and Arye Rubinstein (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY)
Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Infants and Children

Published: November 2000

Volume 918

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Perinatal use of Zidovudine, AZT, and other treatments have reduced the rate of HIV-infected infants to a few hundred per year in developed nations; in emerging nations, 1600 infants are born at risk to HIV every day. A future generation of children with HIV can be prevented now by delivering known interventions on more economical, society-specific levels. This volume combines proceedings of two conferences. The Global Conference on the Prevention of AIDS Transmission from Mothers to Infants concentrated on social, political, and cultural forces in the epidemiology of HIV. Workshop panels offered interventions specific to the cultures and infrastructures of Haiti, India, Brazil, Barbados, Thailand, and eight other developing countries. A satellite conference focused on the clinical aspects of maternofetal, infant, and pediatric AIDS. The summary proceedings offer international health agencies' working models of culture-sensitive, realistic intervention programs for countries most at risk.

This volume is out of print.