Slow progression of human immunodeficiency infection in a 14-year-old boy born to an HIV-infected mother
05 January 2007
08 January 2007
28 July 2015 (online)
Vertically infected children may progress rapidly to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or progression of disease is much slower as demonstrated in our case report. This is a report of a 14-year-old boy with vertically transmitted slow progress human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pulmonary tuberculosis presented with a low-grade fever, chronic cough and weight loss for 2 months. He was treated with antituberculous drugs followed by highly active antiretrovirals with dramatic improvements. The prognosis of pediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has improved with more widespread availability and use of combination antiretrovirals. These findings have implications for health, education, and other support-service provision. Many services can aid in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the care of HIV-infected mothers and their children.