South Sudan: unexpected HIV infections
Unexpected HIV in children, 2018: During January-April 2018, researchers tested children aged 0-14 years admitted to Al Sabah Children’s Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. Tests found 24 children to be HIV-positive. Mothers of 10 (42%) of the 24 HIV-positive children tested HIV-negative; 13 mothers tested HIV-positive; and one was not tested. The article reporting these infections says nothing about how children with HIV-positive mothers might have gotten HIV – no mention about where they had gone for health care and what health care procedures they had received. Source: Gel G, Kitaka SB, Musiime V, et al. Prevalence, clinical pattern and immediate outcomes of HIV-infected children admitted to Al Sabah Children’s Hospital, South Sudan. South Sudan Medical Journal 2019; 12: 85-88. Available at: http://www.southsudanmedicaljournal.com/assets/files/Journals/vol_12_iss_3_maug_19/HIV%20Children%20Final.pdf (accessed 8 November 2019).