Factors associated with time to virological response in children with perinatal HIV in Europe and Thailand initiating antiretroviral theraphy (ART) very early in infancy

02 Sep, 2017

Authors: Palma P, Chan M, Goodall R, Judd A, Gibb D, Babiker A, Rojo P.

Published: 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), May 23rd-27th May, 2017, Madrid

Background A major obstacle to curing HIV infection is persistence of virus as integrated proviral DNA in long-lived cells even after many years on ART. ART-free HIV remission is more likely to occur if viral suppression is achieved very early in infection. We investigated factors associated with time to virological suppression in early ART treated children from the European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC).