Final report of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Work Group on pediatric human immunodeficiency virus infection and disease: Content and implications

A. C. Novello, P. H. Wise, A. Willoughby, P. A. Pizzo

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Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease is increasing rapidly in the ranks of the leading causes of death among children. It is already the ninth leading cause of death among children 1 to 4 years of age and the seventh in young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years. If current trends continue, AIDS can be expected to move into the top five leading causes of death in the pediatric and adolescent age group in the next 3 or 4 years. To addres this problem and also to provide focus for the US Department of Health and Human Services activities dealing with pediatric AIDS, an intradepartmental work group was established as a central health and human services component. This was done to ensure the best possible use of federal resources on behalf of children and adolescent with AIDS. Its recommendations are the basis of this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-555
Number of pages9
JournalPediatrics
Volume84
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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