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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: tackling antimicrobial resistance in children and neonates

24 Nov, 2022

18 to 24 November is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – a global campaign that every year provides an opportunity to improve awareness and understanding of the burden of antimicrobial resistance…
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NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network kicks off its activities

23 Nov, 2022

On World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022, NeoIPC kicked off its activities related to the Clinical Practice Network (CPN). The CPN brings together clinicians from over 35 neonatal intensive care units…
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A glimpse into a Penta Youth Trial Boards Meeting

15 Nov, 2022

The Penta Youth Trials Board (YTB) is made up of young people aged between 15 – 19 from South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the UK. The YTBs ensure that children and young people…
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EPIICAL General Assembly meeting to reaffirm mission to achieve HIV remission in children

14 Nov, 2022

The EPIICAL General Assembly was held online and in person in Venice on 2-4 November 2022. It brought together 80 participants from 29 organisations from the EPIICAL consortium. Attendees came…
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Join our next Penta Aperitivo on 10 November 2022!

04 Nov, 2022

The Penta Aperitivo webinars are here to keep you up to date with the latest Penta activities and on the new developments on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases in children. The…
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Science4Pandemics presents two Citizen Science projects

04 Nov, 2022

The digital platform Science4Pandemics, in which we are a partner, has launched two new citizen science projects for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, as well as their parents, to collaborate with…
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PentaTr@ining: HIV & other Congenital Infections draws to a close

31 Oct, 2022

This year’s edition of our innovative training course “PentaTr@ining: HIV & other Congenital Infections” finally drew to a close at the end of September, and we are delighted to report…
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Integrating Social Sciences into clinical research: an opportunity for achieving greater impact

28 Sep, 2022

Quantitative and qualitative data have a mutually beneficial relationship. Quantitative data need the depth of qualitative evidence to be adequately interpreted, and qualitative evidence benefits from being based on robust…
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Penta endorses the People First Charter

27 Sep, 2022

The People First Charter was launched on 20th July 2021 to promote person-first language in the field of HIV. We are proud to endorse this much-needed charter which will ensure…
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PentaTr@ining: Fungal Infections in Paediatrics – Online course kicks off 

19 Sep, 2022

On September 19, 2022, we kicked off our exciting new online course, “Fungal Infections in Paediatrics” on our PentaTr@ining platform, with over 100 delegates logging in from across the world.…
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Join one of the UK’s leading Clinical Trials Units

15 Sep, 2022

The position of Senior Clinical Research Fellow is now available at the MRC CTU. The position is open to clinicians with experience in the management of infectious diseases, in particular…
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Dolutegravir-based HIV treatment is better for babies and young children

31 Aug, 2022

Babies and young children treated with the anti-HIV drug dolutegravir, in combination with other anti-HIV drugs, are more likely to keep the virus under control, compared to those treated with…
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Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and clinical characteristics in children and young people living with HIV in Europe

23 Aug, 2022

Background: HIV has been shown to be independently associated with increased COVID-19 mortality in adults, but data in children and young people living with HIV (CYPLHIV) are limited. We assessed…
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Registrations are open for the PentaTr@ining course: ‘Fungal Infections in Paediatrics’

18 Aug, 2022

We are happy to announce that registrations are now open for our new interactive training course ‘Fungal Infections in Paediatrics‘! Building on the combined expertise within the European Paediatric Mycology…
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CARMA Global sites prepared and ready to enrol

11 Aug, 2022

CARMA Global is an EPIICAL cross-sectional, multi-country, multi-site, low interventional study on children, adolescents and youth who started ART at three months or younger at least seven years ago and…
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Effect of dolutegravir on folate and vitamin B12 status among HIV- infected children and adolescents in the ODYSSEY trial

02 Aug, 2022

Abstract Background: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are known to be associated with maternal folate and vitamin B12 deficiency, and initial surveillance studies suggested an increased risk of NTDs among infants conceived…
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The subphenotypes of early-treated children living with HIV-1

01 Aug, 2022

Abstract Subphenotypes have been identified in several heterogeneous diseases. Having a specific subphenotype often has therapeutic implications or impacts disease progression. In this study, we aimed to assess if children…
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ZIKAction paediatric registry: maternal characteristics and clinical, radiological, and follow-up features of children born with congenital zika infection in brazil

01 Aug, 2022

Background: In 2015, Brazil experienced an unexpected increase in newborns with microcephaly. Subsequently, the association between microcephaly and Congenital Zika Infection (CZI) was confirmed. Aims: This study, part of the…
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