Antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage for children is disproportionately low.
The key points of this briefing are that: antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage for children is disproportionately low; HIV testing availability for infants is mostly via referral from small centres and generally confined to babies born to HIV+ mothers in PMTCT programmes; and increased awareness and testing of children in families with HIV-infected adults is needed, as well as getting infants on cotrimoxazole prophylaxis and HIV-infected children on treatment.
Anon. Children’s access to HIV treatment in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Lablite briefing paper (2014) (2) 3 pp.