INDONESIA: Number of Infants With HIV Doubled In One Year

A report by the country’s National AIDS Eradication Commission revealed that the number of infants with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has rose by more than 100% from 354 cases in 2010 to 742 in 2011.   Most of these children were infected by their mothers, when they were yet to be born.  Medical treatment for HIV cases among infants is more challenging.  Whereas there are dozens of medicines to treat HIV adult patients, for infants there is only medicine that may be used.

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