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Child and Adolescent HIV Research

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TREAT Asia’s pediatric network includes 20 sites, 18 of which contribute to the TREAT Asia Pediatric HIV Observational Database (TApHOD). TApHOD is a regional pediatric HIV study set up by TREAT Asia in 2006 that includes data from more than 6,400 children and adolescents in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region with TApHOD sites (click on map to see specific sites)

Research priorities include investigating optimal antiretroviral regimen sequencing to reduce resistance and side effects in children and adolescents, assessing the longer-term consequences of failing first- or second-line treatment before adulthood, and treating HIV in the broader context of families and communities.

Publications and analyses of TREAT Asia’s pediatric research network can be accessed at

TREAT Asia also studies the complex psychosocial needs of young people navigating growing up with HIV to help them adhere to their treatment, reduce risk behaviors for transmitting HIV and transition into adult care. Additionally, TREAT Asia participates in the International AIDS Society’s (IAS) Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER), which aims to facilitate global collaboration to improve care for HIV-positive children and adolescents.



TREAT Asia Plans for Next Phase of Adolescent Research Program
An International Collaboration to Model the Adolescent HIV Epidemic in Thailand
TREAT Asia Holds Annual Network Meeting in Bangkok
Improving Care for Thai Youth Living with HIV
PERSPECTIVES: How can we improve mental health services for people living with HIV in the Asia-Pacific?
TREAT Asia and amfAR at the 22nd International AIDS Conference
PERSPECTIVES: Are integrase inhibitors the solution to HIV drug resistance in the Asia-Pacific region?
Evaluating Depression and Anxiety in Thai Adolescents with HIV
A Growing Threat: Study Highlights Risks of HPV Infection to HIV-Positive Young Women
TREAT Asia Begins New Initiative to Address Adolescent Mental Health
New NIH Grant for TREAT Asia and University of Cape Town Partnership on Adolescents Living With HIV
TREAT Asia Investigators Selected in Three Rounds of IAS CIPHER Grant Program
Supporting Children as They Transition Through Life
amfAR’s Dr. Annette Sohn Featured in South China Morning Post
Improving Reproductive Health in Young Thai Women
Surveying Gaps in Adolescent Care in the Asia-Pacific
Investigator Video: Improving Pediatric HIV Treatment in Asia
AIDS LIFE and TREAT Asia Team Up to Fight Pediatric HIV in Asia
Study Shows HIV-Positive Adolescents in Asia Are at Increased Risk of High-Risk HPV
amfAR’s Pediatric Cure Think Tank Features Thai Study
A New Study Addresses Data Gaps on Treatment Adherence Among Children and Adolescents
Community Profile: Worldwide Orphans Foundation Vietnam
Improving Reproductive Health Among HIV-Positive Adolescents
TREAT Asia Pediatric Researcher Receives an IAS CIPHER Grant
TREAT Asia Study on ARV Resistance in Children Reaches Its Goal
New Global Pediatric HIV Database to Investigate Critical Research Gaps