The Pediatrics Working Group seeks to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents exposed to HIV or infected with HIV worldwide by facilitating work using the pediatric cohort data within IeDEA. The Pediatrics Working Group has representatives from each global IeDEA region that gathers pediatric data, as well as program staff from DAIDS, NICHD and NCI. Multiregional concepts proposing to utilize pediatric data are reviewed by the working group before formal submission to the IeDEA Executive Committee. Concepts and other pediatric, adolescent, and PMTCT research opportunities are discussed during regular conference calls.
- To expand and enhance data collection and analysis of HIV-infected and –exposed infants, children, and adolescents within IeDEA.
- To develop research questions focusing on both common HIV outcomes as well as the unique concerns affecting children.
- To facilitate the conduct of multiregional analyses and related abstract presentations and publications.
- To promote IeDEA’s pediatric research activities.
- Early diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants with HIV infection – outcomes and trends over time
- Long-term outcomes in children, adolescents, and young adults with perinatally-acquired HIV infection
- Improving global estimates of the pediatric HIV epidemic
- Pregnancy and infant outcomes in the Option B+ era
- Long term outcomes in HIV-exposed uninfected children
- Models of care across the pediatric, adolescent and maternal lifespan
- Assessment of the impact of changing guidelines with respect to pediatric HIV
Rachel Vreeman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA
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