5th HIV-Exposed Uninfected Child and Adolescent Workshop
21 July 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico
In high-HIV burden countries where pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV are receiving antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of children are now HIV exposed and uninfected but not HIV unaffected as HEU children experience poorer outcomes than their unexposed peers.
The HIV-Exposed Uninfected (HEU) Child and Adolescent Workshop provides the only international annual forum for dialogue and discussion among the community of clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, public health and policy experts, families living with HIV and advocates concerned about the short-, medium- and long-term well-being of HEU children and adolescents.
Previous workshops have considered immunological and infectious disease vulnerability in HEU infants, methodologic challenges to studying this population, potential consequences of in utero and early exposure to antiretroviral drugs and how to study these. They have also looked at early childhood development and psychosocial implications for HEU adolescents. The 5th workshop will be a full-day pre-meeting event that includes sessions on the first 1,000 days for HEU children, with focus on the in utero environment through to the postnatal environmental and infant feeding exposures up to the age of two years. Panel discussions will explore how to partner for progress in ensuring that all children, including HEU children, survive and thrive.
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