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December 23, 2009

HIV-Positive Children Surviving and Thriving

"The death rates of children living with HIV have decreased ninefold since combination antiretroviral (ARV) therapy became widely available in the mid-1990s, according to results from a large pediatric HIV study published in the December 15 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. But there’s still tremendous room for improvement: Young people with HIV continue to die at 30 times the rate of youth of similar age who do not have HIV."

Read more in POZ, December 22, 2009.