Children with HIV in Jamaica showed positive educational outcomes

  • July 22, 2014

Children and adolescents with HIV attending formal or remedial school in Jamaica had positive educational outcomes, according to research presented at the AIDS 2014 meeting.

Charmaine N. Crooks-Edwards, MD, of the Ministry of Health in Kingston, Jamaica, and colleagues assessed clinical and academic performance data from school reports and medical records of 121 children with HIV who were attending a pediatric infectious diseases clinic. The mean age of the children was 13.5 years. The study was conducted from September 2010 to June 2013.

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