Perinatally HIV-positive children are more prone to delayed puberty

08/19/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

The timing of the onset of puberty among perinatally HIV-positive children was substantially delayed compared to peers who were exposed to the virus but were 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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