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Sep, 2021

Urgent actions against coronavirus variants: European Commission funds VERDI with 10 million Euros

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Padua University and Penta Foundation lead VERDI, a new European research consortium on coronavirus in children and pregnant women Padova, Italy – 22 September 2021   Children and pregnant women have taken a back seat during this pandemic and are likely to be the last to be vaccinated, thus becoming a population at high risk of developing new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In fact, children have generally been developing the disease in a mild and asymptomatic form and pregnant women rarely transmit the virus to the fetus. With the […]

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Sep, 2021

PentaTr@ining kicks off HIV and other Congenital Infections course, in Spanish

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The Spanish language version of our online course “PentaTr@ining: HIV and other Congenital Infections” kicks off today! We look forward to welcoming over 100 participants for this year’s edition of our newly upgraded online training course. Unique in its design and delivery, ‘PentaTr@ining’ is an innovative training platform which continues to develop and evolve in response to the changing needs of children, young people and pregnant women living with HIV and other congenital infections. Our flagship online course is highly interactive and clinical case based, designed to kindle engagement and […]

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Sep, 2021

Project New Generation (PNG+)

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Project New Generation (PNG+) are a group of young people living with HIV who serve as the voice of the youth involved in the REACH study. Made up of two groups, one based in St. Petersburg and the other in Irkutsk, and supported by local psychologists, this group of 20 bring to the forefront, issues that the youth living with HIV are directly affected by. The activities of PNG+ are led by the Penta PPI team. Pre-COVID-19, the PPI team held a number of in-person meetings with the young people, […]

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Sep, 2021

c4c podcast: The best kept secret of science communication

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The conect4children (c4c) project has recently released their third podcast, The best kept secret of science communication. This podcast, with speakers Claudio Fracasso and Lindesyt Hunter, the leads of the c4c communication, dissemination, exploitation and impact assessment working group, focuses on the importance of science communication, how it should be done to be effective and how to overcome the challenge of fake news, and its importance and central role in c4c. You can listen directly to the podcast here.

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Sep, 2021

Pediatric Vaccines and Vaccinations: A European Textbook available now

 

The second edition of Pediatric Vaccines and Vaccinations: A European Textbook, is now available for purchase! Included in this second edition is a new chapter covering COVID-19 vaccines. Written by leading European experts, the textbook serves as a guide on vaccines and vaccinations in infants, children and adolescents. It aims to provide essential information on the current vaccines used in childhood immunization programs across Europe. Childhood and adolescent vaccine schedules, maternal and neonatal immunization and the safety of vaccines are covered in the first part of the book while the second part […]

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Aug, 2021

Patient and public involvement in the conect4children project

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The active participation of children, young people and their carers is one of the key objectives of the c4c project, which encourages patients and their families to get involved in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) activities, allowing them to have a say in how research is designed conducted and disseminated.

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Aug, 2021

3rd International Meeting on Childhood Tuberculosis 2021

 

As the only international European meeting focusing entirely on the prevention and treatment of TB in children and adolescents, ptbnet promises to provide the latest in the elimination of TB in children, access to drugs and child friendly formulations, 21st Century diagnostics and more.

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Jul, 2021

CARMA study publishes article in Journal of International AIDS Society

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The CARMA team in the EPIICAL consortium have just published the article Early ART initiation during infancy preserves natural killer cells in young European adolescents living with HIV (CARMA cohort) in the Journal of International AIDS Society. HIV infection causes pathological changes in the natural killer cell compartment, a type of white blood cell with enzymes that kill cells infected with a virus. Through antiretroviral therapy (ART), this compartment can be partially restored. The CARMA team looked into the characteristics and function of natural killer cells in children born with HIV and […]

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Jul, 2021

New findings from the ODYSSEY trial confirm superiority of dolutegravir-based ART in younger children – A story by WHO

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WHO welcomes new findings presented today at International Pediatric HIV Workshop on the superiority of dolutegravir (DTG)-based regimens in young children. Children living with HIV continue to be left behind by the global AIDS response. In 2020, only 54% of the 1.7 million children living with HIV received antiretroviral therapy in 2020 compared to 74% among adults living with HIV. Among the focus countries, only 40% of children living with HIV (or 74% of children receiving antiretroviral therapy) achieved viral suppression in 2020. The ODYSSEY trial, a multi-country randomised trial […]

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Jul, 2021

Penta at IAS and the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021

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This year, at the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and IAS our ODYSSEY and SMILE studies and EPIICAL will be presenting abstracts in various sessions.   The International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021 will be taking place from the 16th to the 17th of July 2021. It is considered to be the only meeting entirely devoted to research in the prevention and treatment of HIV infections in infants, children, and adolescents, making it the premier forum for the world’s leading researchers. Find out more about the workshop here. Penta presentations: […]

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