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Height Changes May Be a Marker of HIV Progression in Children

Height Changes May Be a Marker of HIV Progression in Children

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Changes in height appear to be better indicators of HIV disease progression in children than weight changes, according to a Duke University study in the November 7 issue of the journal AIDS. Researchers analyzed increases in height and weight in 300 HIV-positive children and found that rapid height growth was typically a better indicator of virologic suppression and other clinical signs of slow HIV disease progression. They recommend that future pediatric clinical trials use height velocity as 'a component of a composite endpoint.'

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.