Scientific Views

In the year of COVID-19 vaccines, why do we still not have a cure for HIV?


Paolo Palma  talks about Covid-19 vaccines and the absence of an HIV cure.

The most disorganized, but productive 9 months of my life as a Virologist


Carlo Giaquinto and Francesco Bonfante talk about Covid 19 testing.

COVID-19 vaccines and children


Prof. Timo Vesikari, a vaccine specialist, answers some questions around the research on COVID-19 vaccines and the implications they may have on children.

HIV drug optimisation for adolescents living with HIV


Pablo Rojo, and Anna Turkova – members of Penta ID network have provided some rationale, and highlighted some challenges related to including adolescents in HIV clinical phase 3 trials of antiretroviral drugs in their co-authored commentary in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Paediatric HIV: we are not done yet!


On July 9th 2020, Martina Penazzato presented at the plenary session on Pediatric HIV at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

We met with her and asked for her thoughts on what Penta can do to continue the fight against paediatric HIV, particularly in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Severe infections and AMR in Africa

Video on problem of infections and antimicrobial resistance in Africa


Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for half of all sepsis-related deaths in newborns in hospital. Babies which survive these type of infections face the possibility of neurodevelopment deficits. There is an urgent need to prioritized neonatal infection research in terms of diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for severe neonatal bacterial infections.

The burden of neonatal sepsis in india

Ramesh Agarwal video


The burden of neonatal sepsis is particularly felt in India: incidence and fatality rate are very high if compared to high resource countries. Moreover, causative agents are often multidrug-resistant bugs. Policy makers, researchers, funders must work together to find the answers needed to improve clinical outcome of newborns in low-resource settings.

The history of Penta's research

Video on Penta's research history


Penta has used its years of experience and learning in the field of HIV, and taken this approach into the antimicrobials field. Penta’s approach is unique because Penta works both in infection prevention and treatment. It is through this that Penta can make progress in improving clinical outcomes and reducing children’s mortality worldwide.

Penta's holistic view on antimicrobial resistance

Video: "penta's holistic view on antimicrobial resistance


Penta’s holistic approach to severe infections makes our strategy unique. Penta works both on mother and child, working to prevent mother-to-child transmission, but also on the identification of optimal treatment for infected babies .

Lancet HIV podcast about ODYSSEY results


Listen as Dianna Gibb and Anna Turkova discuss the results of the ODYSSEY trial and the treatment of paediatric HIV with Peter Hayward of the Lancet HIV


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