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HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants are at Increased Risk for Severe Infections in the First Year of Life

Amy Slogrove, Brian Reikie, Shalena Naidoo, Corena De Beer, Kevin Ho, Mark Cotton, Julie Bettinger, David Speert, Monika Esser and Tobias Kollmann

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 58, issue 6, pages 505-508
Published in print December 2012 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online May 2012 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fms019
HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants are at Increased Risk for Severe Infections in the First Year of Life

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HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants have higher infectious morbidity than HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) infants. We present the clinical outcomes from a pilot cohort study of 27 HEU and 28 HUU infants. In the absence of infant malnutrition or advanced maternal HIV, HEU infants experienced a 2.74 (0.85–8.78) times greater risk of hospitalization in the first year.

Keywords: HIV-exposed infants; HIV; vertical transmission prevention; PMTCT; South Africa

Journal Article.  1610 words. 

Subjects: Paediatrics

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