In November of 2013, the Journal AIDS published a 12-paper, special supplement on pediatric HIV and AIDS, co-edited by Dr. Scott Kellerman, Global Technical Lead for HIV & AIDS at MSH, Dr. Nandita Sugandhi from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), and Dr. Rami Yogev from Northwestern University Department of Pediatrics.
MSH and our partners initiated this series in 2012 because of concerns that key issues in pediatric HIV and AIDS were being overshadowed by the focus and scale up of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and Option B+ programming in many affected countries. The editors of this supplement felt that issues such as case finding for children missed by PMTCT, linkage, retention and adherence to care for infected children, the growing cohort of HIV-exposed and uninfected children, and other critical issues were being missed.
This supplement seeks to highlight many of these areas, offer possible solutions and ways forward, and provide insights and commentary on these and other hot button topics. This comprehensive piece is free to download.