- Category: IAS 2013
- Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 00:00
Worldwide, a growing number of people infected with HIV as infants or young children and treated with antiretroviral therapy for many years are now reaching adulthood and face a challenging transition, researchers reported at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) this week in Kuala Lumpur.
These challenges include staying on long-term antiretroviral treatment and maintaining good adherence, as well as negotiating transmission risk as they become sexually active.
Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in South Africa, described these issues in a Monday plenary talk and provided a summary for the media.
[Linda-Gail Bekker speaks at IAS 2013 press conference, Kuala Lumpur, July 1, 2013]
L Bekker. Paediatrics: The Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Plenary address. July 1, 2013.