Outcomes of pediatric second line antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries: A sytematic review

Grace Paul Kisitu, The University of Texas School of Public Health

Abstract

Access to second line antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of HIV is on the rise and yet little is known about the effectiveness of second line ART in children living in low and middle income countries (LMIC). We conducted a systematic review of literature on treatment outcomes among HIV positive children on second line ART in LMIC. Thirteen articles were included in the systematic review and peak viral suppression rates for second line ART were estimated between 60 - 80% depending on the viral suppression threshold definition. However, further research on the pediatric ART second line outcomes and treatment options for HIV infected children living in LMIC is needed. ^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery|Health Sciences, Epidemiology|Health Sciences, Health Care Management

Recommended Citation

Kisitu, Grace Paul, "Outcomes of pediatric second line antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries: A sytematic review" (2014). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1586826.
http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/dissertations/AAI1586826

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