Study update

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Apr, 2019

SMILE Clinical Trial: 100th Patient Enrolled

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The Penta-sponsored clinical trial SMILE has achieved a significant milestone by recruiting its 100th patient yesterday. The patient was enrolled at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in Soweto, South Africa.  This is a wonderful result achieved through hard work and cooperation among the sites, the CTUs and the sponsor.

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Mar, 2019

Tr@inforPedHIV Mexico

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Tr@inforPedHIV is a training course concerning paediatric HIV/AIDS health care. It includes a provision of literature overview, mainstream guidelines and approaches, and the newest know-how and techniques for treatment. It includes frontal lessons and role-playing situation. Furthermore, it is characterised by its active learning method, guaranteed by the provision of clinical cases from the participants. The fundamental aim of the course is to deliver optimum improvement of competence in the management of HIV infected children by healthcare workers, including paediatricians, nurses and pharmacists.

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Mar, 2019

CROI 2019: Oral presentation by members of the EPIICAL team

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The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was held on 4-7 March 2019, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. At this year’s event, EPIICAL team member Sara Dominguez Rodriguez delivered an engaging oral presentation on the earliest antiretroviral therapy initiation in infants.

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Mar, 2019

CROI: Members of the EPIICAL team to attend in Seattle

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Seattle is gearing up for the 2019 edition of CROI next week. Held at Washington State Convention Center on 4th-7th March, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is an important event in the Penta calendar, and in particular for the EPIICAL consortium, as it is an opportunity for members to discuss the latest developments pertaining to the project. Included on the agenda, EPIICAL project researchers will make an oral presentation illustrating recent results that provide further evidence that supports the earliest ART initiation in infants.

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Feb, 2019

EMPIRICAL: Kick-off Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia

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Last week saw the EMPIRICAL project get off to a great start with the Kick-off Meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia on 19th-20th February. Various items were discussed on the agenda over a productive 2 days, including Penta’s role as project partner lead for Regulatory & Ethics issues, and Communications dissemination. The meeting also included a site visit to the University Teaching Hospital – Children’s Hospital.

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Jan, 2019

Tr@inforPedHIV Johannesburg

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Tr@inforPedHIV is a training course concerning paediatric HIV/AIDS health care. It includes a provision of literature overview, mainstream guidelines and approaches, and the newest know-how and techniques for treatment. It includes frontal lessons and role-playing situation. Furthermore, it is characterised by its active learning method, guaranteed by the provision of clinical cases from the participants. The fundamental aim of the course is to deliver optimum improvement of competence in the management of HIV infected children by healthcare workers, including paediatricians, nurses and pharmacists.

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Dec, 2018

Life Growing Up: True stories of young people growing up with HIV

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In coincidence with the recent World AIDS Day 2018, the Children’s HIV Association of the UK and Ireland (CHIVA) has proudly launched a powerful short film created with young people who have grown up living with perinatally acquired HIV. The film takes an honest and moving look at the experience of three adolescents impacted by HIV.

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Nov, 2018

Tr@inforPedHIV Zanzibar

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Tr@inforPedHIV is a training course concerning paediatric HIV/AIDS health care. It includes a provision of literature overview, mainstream guidelines and approaches, and the newest know-how and techniques for treatment. It includes frontal lessons and role-playing situation. Furthermore, it is characterised by its active learning method, guaranteed by the provision of clinical cases from the participants. The fundamental aim of the course is to deliver optimum improvement of competence in the management of HIV infected children by healthcare workers, including paediatricians, nurses and pharmacists.

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