Study update


Apr, 2022

The D3 study has screened the first 2 children


Great day for the D3 study, today. The first 2 children have been screened for the study at the Prapokklao Hospital in Thailand. Thanks to the MRC CTU and the PHPT team to coordinate this effort. Through D3, we aim to assess whether the combination of DTG/3TC is just as effective as the standard of care in terms of virological suppression in children and adolescents. The trial will also compare the toxicity, adherence, tolerability, acceptability and quality of life in participants of this combination versus that of the standard of […]



Mar, 2022

Penta stands with the Ukrainian people and those in Russia who are opposing war


On 24 February 2022, the Russian government deployed its military into its neighboring country, Ukraine. In these dark hours, we are tormented by the thought of our Ukrainian friends, the fate of women, children and healthcare workers trapped in a senseless conflict. We could have never imagined that our friends, Russians, Ukrainians and all those living within the Ukrainian border, who are building a brighter future for child health with us, would find themselves divided by a frontier of gunfire. In 30 years of research to improve children’s health, we […]



Nov, 2021

In Memory of Dr Scott M. Hammer


With a great sadness I learnt today that Scott passed away. The IAS obituary says everything about him as a great scientist. I just would like to remember him as a very good friend who cared about children throughout his professional life. In 2006 we chaired together the WHO working group to develop the guidelines for antiretroviral  therapy “Toward universal access”. Scott has been mentoring me in an unforgettable way ! Carlo Giaquinto on behalf of Penta ______________________________________________________________________________________ The IAS-USA is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Scott M. […]



Jul, 2021

New data on the duration of immune protection against SARS-CoV- 2 in children


A study published in the Pediatrics journal shows that children with mild forms of COVID-19 develop a greater and longer lasting antibody response than that of adults. The study involved 57 families affected by COVID-19, who were followed, as part of the study, by the Department of Women’s and Child Health at the University of Padua.   Padua – Italy, 2 July 2021 – Researchers from the University of Padua and the Italian health authority and research organization for animal health and food safety (IZSVe), in collaboration with Padua Hospital, Penta […]



Jun, 2021

Nuovi dati sulla durata della protezione immunitaria contro SARS-CoV-2 nei bambini


Università degli Studi di Padova, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie e Penta presentano nuovi dati sulla durata della protezione immunitaria contro SARS-CoV-2 nei bambini Uno studio pubblicato in questi giorni sulla rivista “Paediatrics” dimostra che i bambini affetti da forme lievi di COVID-19 sviluppano una risposta anticorpale maggiore e più duratura di quella degli adulti. Lo studio ha coinvolto 57 famiglie venete colpite dal COVID 19 e seguite presso il Dipartimento Salute della Donna e del Bambino dell’Università di Padova.   Padova, 28 giugno 2021 – Ricercatori dell’Università degli Studi […]



Oct, 2017

2nd International Meeting on Childhood Tuberculosis


The 2nd International Meeting on Childhood Tubercolosis will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 21st-23rd, 2018. The flyer is now available for download. The program and information about the venue and logistics will be available soon. For pre- registration, please email  



May, 2017

Modelling CD4 T Cell Recovery in Hepatitis C and HIV Co-infected Children Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

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Authors: Adedeji O Majekodunmi, Claire Thorne, Ruslan Malyuta, Alla Volokha, Robin E Callard, Nigel J Klein, Joanna Lewis, European Paediatric HIV/HCV Co-infection Study group in the European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration and the Ukraine Paediatric HIV Cohort Study in EuroCoord Published in: Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 May;36(5):e123-e129. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001478. PMID: 28403051; PMCID: PMC5380220.  


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