June #145 : Hey, Babies

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Sergeant Ozzy Ramos Comes Home

A Tale of Two Cities

Bones: An Owner’s Guide

CD4 Recipe

Hey, Babies

Starting to Gel

Yes, yes, nano

The Truth About Cats

Gut Check

Hep to Weed

Slam Dunk

Prezista Press

Deep Breath

Lives on the Line

Spot Check

Separated at Birth

Hipper Hop

Flesh for Fantasy

Mixed Doubles

Hall Monitor

Moral Minority

From Roger With Love

Red Ribbons and Checkered Flags

Sunday School AIDS

Mayors Get Testy

POZ/NEG-June 2008

Oh, Brother

The Insiders

Editor's Letter-June 2008

Mailbox-June 2008

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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June 2008

Hey, Babies

Federal health guidelines on pediatric HIV delivered a big change this past January: They now recommend that all HIV-positive infants begin HIV meds as soon as they are diagnosed, regardless of their CD4 counts. The guidelines authors cite a large South African study showing that infants have better survival rates if they are on meds, and that HIV often progresses faster in children under 5 than in older children and adults. The authors include advice on ensuring that babies swallow every dose—quite a task, as any mom or dad can tell you. To help with adherence, the guidelines suggest home visits by health care providers and “choos[ing] the most palatable medicine possible—pharmacists may be able to add syrups or flavoring agents to increase palatability.” (Find the guidelines at aidsinfo.nih.gov, or from AIDSinfo, P.O. Box 6303, Rockville, MD 20849.)

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