New Horizons Project
HIV has shifted in its definition from a fatal disease to a chronic illness thanks to effective treatment regimens. Long-term treatment, however effective, can become less or ineffective over a lifetime, especially when treatment interruptions take place. With more and more children and adolescents diagnosed and enrolled on lifelong ART, demand for second- and third-line treatment is expected to increase in coming years. Prevention and management of treatment failure in children and adolescents living with HIV must be prioritized to achieve and maintain viral suppression and prevent drug resistance in a population suffering from increasing HIV-related morbidity and mortality.
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