This paper assesses the affordability of antiretrovirals at the individual level if donors were no longer available to
fund the cost of first and second-line antiretrovirals and a prospective third-line regimen.
This article reviews the literature in low/middle income countries on parental disclosure of HIV status to seronegative
children and examines the benefits and barriers to disclosure from the perspective of parents with HIV. Implications for future research in Jamaica are discussed.
Objective: To examine the benefits/barriers for HIV positive parents of communicating their status to seronegative children in low/middle income countries in order to inform policy and practice in Jamaica.
This issue of the Journal is devoted to HIV/AIDS; a follow-up to the first Special Issue on HIV/AIDS in Adults (1). There have been two productions in Paediatric AIDS (2, 3). There is a wide cross-section of articles on HIV/AIDS in this issue.
The perception of 52 Dominican caregivers, regarding their HIV+ children’s (2–8 years) behaviour, was assessed using the Child Behaviour Checklist. Caregivers perceived significant pathological internalizing behavioural symptoms in immunosuppressed children, and older female children were perceived as withdrawn/depressed.
The majority of strains of HIV-1 isolated from HIV-1 infected individuals in Jamaica were found to be HIV- 1 subtype B. The less frequently found HIV-1 subtypes were C, D and E and some strains were untypable by the methods used.