Late diagnosis of HIV infection in children causes distress

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7148.1901 (Published 20 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1901
  1. Mary Boulton, Senior lecturer,
  2. David Miller, Emeritus professor,
  3. Eddy Beck, Senior lecturer,
  4. Sam Walters, Senior lecturer
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College School of Medicine, London W2 1PG
  2. Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College School of Medicine

    EDITOR—Richardson and Sharland expressed concern that Department of Health guidelines on antenatal testing have had no effect on the method of presentation of paediatric HIV infection.1 We share their concern that late presentation continues to deprive children of the benefits of timely treatment, parental education, and social support, and, on the basis of our research, would add a further …

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