6th International Workshop on HIV Paediatrics, 18-19 July 2014, Melbourne
The International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics is now up to number six – an annual fixture before the IAS conference – and goes from strength to strength.
The meeting is an opportunity to show work on a subject that often gets overlooked or lost at the big conferences.
Presentations this year were a mix of plenary talks, abstracts, clinical case studies, debates and discussions. Topics this year included cure, diagnosis and very early treatment of infants, the thorny issue of adolescents, new and older antiretrovirals, rationalising the paediatric formulary, retention in care, long-term complications and TB.
Workshop materials including the programme and abstract book for online viewing are available at
The abstracts of the 5th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics are published in Reviews in Antiviral Therapy & Infectious Diseases 2014_6:
The slides are online at:
Reports in this issue of HTB include:
- Update on paediatric antiretrovirals
- Is d4T a viable option for children in low-income countries?
- 3TC or FTC monotherapy suboptimal as a bridging strategy for adolescents
- Rationalising the paediatric antiretroviral formulary in Malawi
- Time to first-line failure in the IeDEA cohort
- Influence of early ART on antibody detection in children