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April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10 is the third observation of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), an opportunity to promote education and raise awareness about the epidemic among young people in the U.S.

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Most Children with HIV Experience CD4 Cell Recovery after Starting Antiretroviral Therapy

Children with perinatal HIV infection who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) typically experience good recovery of CD4 T-cells, but the likelihood of reaching 500 cells/mm3 or more is higher for those with less immune suppression prior to treatment initiation, according to a study published in the March 27 edition of AIDS.

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CROI 2015: Weekends Off Treatment Works Well for Some Young People with HIV [VIDEO]

Taking breaks from antiretroviral therapy on the weekend did not lead to viral rebound or other problems for adolescents and young adults who had prolonged viral suppression on efavirenz-based regimens, according to a presentation at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week in Seattle.

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CROI 2015: Week-on, Weekend-Off HIV Treatment Controls Viral Load in Young People

Taking an efavirenz-based antiretroviral regimen during the week and taking no medication on 2 days over the weekend was just as effective as daily treatment at controlling viral load in an 11-country trial of adolescents and young people, Karina Butler from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin reported at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) taking place this week in Seattle.

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AIDS 2014: Worldwide Adolescent AIDS Deaths Rising, Especially Among Boys

While new HIV infections have declined among children, adolescents, and adults since 2000, HIV-related deaths have risen sharply among adolescents, especially 15- to 19-year-old males, Tyler Porth of UNICEF reported at the 20th International AIDS Conference last month in Melbourne.

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