Can the burden of pneumonia among HIV-infected children be reduced?

Jeena, Prakash Mohan
May 2008
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;May2008, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p323
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the possible mitigation of pneumonia to the children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Africa. It mentions that there are about 2.1 million children who are suffering HIV and 80% of them are suffering the burden of pneumonia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) that there are 20% to 34% of African children with HIV died due to pneumonia and the fatality rates are three to six times higher than those children who are not infected with HIV. However, according to the author, vaccination, provision of cotrimoxazole, and highly active anti retroviral therapy could possibly reduce the burden of pneumonia.


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