HIV-positive children may be prone to delayed puberty

08/19/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

The timing of the onset of puberty among HIV-positive children infected perinatally was substantially delayed compared with peers who were exposed but not infected, according to a study in the journal AIDS. The more severe the condition was, the greater the delay in pubertal onset, researchers said, adding that combination antiretroviral treatment could lead to more normal timing of puberty.

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