One in five children on ART still lost to follow-up, while disparities between low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa persist

The proportion of children under three months of age starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled from 5% to 10% between 2006 and 2017, while death rates were halved, according to findings from over 32,000 children living with HIV from 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. However, one in five children were still lost to follow-up and the… Read More »

A 9-year-old who’s been battling coronavirus for 6 months says the illness is a big deal

“Kids, I’m sorry to say this, but it is a big deal. It will hurt,” Eli told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Monday. “You just got to face the truth: Sometimes you’re not OK.” Eli and his father, Jonathan Lipman, are among a growing population of people who have been deemed “long haulers” — people who… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for younger teens

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children 12 to 15 years old, making the shot the first authorized for millions of younger adolescents in the U.S. The agency’s decision, which had been expected since Pfizer and partner BioNTech asked in early April for an expansion of… Read More »