HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants are at Increased Risk for Severe Infections in the First Year of Life
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 05/18/2012
Slogrove A et al. – HIV–exposed uninfected (HEU) infants have higher infectious morbidity than HIV–unexposed uninfected (HUU) infants. The authors present the clinical outcomes from a pilot cohort study of 27 HEU and 28 HUU infants. In the absence of infant malnutrition or advanced maternal HIV, HEU infants experienced a 2.74 (0.85–8.78) times greater risk of hospitalization in the first year.