6th HIV-Exposed Uninfected Child and Adolescent Workshop
Wednesday 1 July - 15.00 - 18.15 (CEST) | AIDS 2020: Virtual
The global population of children under 15 years born to women with HIV but who remained HIV-free approached 15 million in 2018, and each year over 1 million more children are born HIV-exposed and uninfected. As the HIV epidemic has matured, notable progress has been made in reducing infant HIV acquisition. Nonetheless, children who are HIV-exposed and uninfected experience higher risk of poorer health and developmental outcomes compared with children born to women without HIV
The 6th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV-exposed and uninfected brings together clinicians, scientists, advocates, implementers and policy experts to better understand the short- and long-term health and developmental disparities of this population with a goal of facilitating collaborations to translate evidence into action. This year the workshop will interrogate the evidence, both mechanistic and epidemiologic, in relation to adverse birth outcomes in this population and discuss unique perinatal epidemiologic methods considerations in evaluating adverse birth outcomes. The workshop will also explore ethical considerations for evaluation of medium to long-term outcomes in children and adolescents HIV-exposed and uninfected, with bioethicists sharing frameworks for considering maternal and child/adolescent interests.
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