Current Treatment Options in Neurology

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 213–224

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in children

  • Claudia A. Chiriboga

DOI: 10.1007/s11940-002-0038-9

Cite this article as:
Chiriboga, C.A. Curr Treat Options Neurol (2002) 4: 213. doi:10.1007/s11940-002-0038-9

Opinion statement

Recent advances in antiretroviral treatment have changed the landscape of pediatric HIV—not only has perinatal treatment markedly diminished HIV transmission rates, but highly active antiretroviral treatments (HAART) have, with few exceptions, transformed HIV into a chronic nonfatal disorder. Antiretroviral therapies are complex and fraught with potential for side effects. The neurologist involved with HIV-infected children should have a firm grasp on the different therapeutic agents used among infected children, especially as regards drug metabolism and indications for treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia A. Chiriboga
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Division of Pediatric NeurologyCollege of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA