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Is somatic maturity delayed in adolescents living with perinally acquired HIV?
Pediatric Work Physiology Conference
Conference presentation delivered at the Pediatric Work Physiology Conference, Paralia, Greece (2017). The presentation describes the growth and maturation of a cohort of children from the BC Children's Hospital Oak Tree Clinic who are undergoing combined antiretroviral treatment (cART). It was noted that wtih early initiation of cART, there tends to be less of an effect on a child's pattern of growth and maturity. Children with HIV are typically shorter and less mature than their non-infected counterparts. The study, was a first to assess growth patterns, specifically age at peak height velocity and the adoelscent growth spurt, in children wtih HIV.
Adolescent development physiologyBC Children's Hospital Oak Tree CliniccART (Combined antiretroviral treatment)Child development physiology
Antiretroviral agentsHIV infectionsChildren--GrowthHIV-positive children
Not peer reviewed