Practical Aspects of Antiretroviral Treatment in Children

  • Sam Walters
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 582)

6. Conclusion

For those with access to antiretroviral medication, HIV is now a treatable condition. Long-term viral suppression can be achieved and the expectation is maintenance of health. One of the main and most challenging tasks for clinical staff is to help children to continue to take these difficult medications on a daily basis throughout childhood and into adult life. If that can be achieved, an optimistic future should be predicted with a long life and near-normal lifestyle.


Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Mitochondrial Toxicity Undetectable Plasma Viral Load Peutic Drug Monitoring Protean Clinical Manifestation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam Walters
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    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and MedicineLondon
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsSt Mary’s HospitalPaddington LondonUK

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