Neurologic and neurodevelopmental manifestations of paediatric HIV infection

Many children in Africa fail to reach their full developmental potential. HIV infection and HIV exposure pose additional risks for young children which can manifest as neurological abnormalities and neurodevelopmental delay. The lecture explores risks and protective factors and the benefits of holistic care.

Webinar Title: Neurologic and neurodevelopmental manifestations of paediatric HIV infection


To describe the scope of the problem and how HIV impacts the development
HIV, ART and their effects on neurodevelopment
Neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected children
Speaker: Dr Renate Strehlau

Dr Strehlau began her career in clinical research investigating the prevention of HIV transmission from mother to infant, as well as optimal and novel drug treatment options for children and adolescents living with HIV. She holds a Masters degree and PhD in the field of early childhood development and maximizing the developmental potential of children affected by and infected with HIV. Dr Strehlau currently heads the VIDA Nkanyezi Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa which investigates infectious diseases in pregnant women and children. She is an active clinician and maintains a busy teaching portfolio.

Date: Thursday, 23rd of March 2023

Time: 4 pm Central Africa Time (CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Antiretroviral Treatment Failure | CPD Webinar November 3

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa. The presentation is about the approach to ATF – Antiretroviral Treatment Failure. The webinar will be held in English.

Webinar Title: “Antiretroviral Treatment Failure”

1. Assessing Adherence
2. Facilitating Adherence
3. 2nd and 3rd Line Regimens
4. Resistance Testing

Speaker: Dr Melanie Collins – General practitioner at Good Life Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Focused predominantly on HIV prevention, diagnosis, and management, as well as Mental Health.

Moderator: Prof Shabir Moosa

Date: Thursday, 3rd of November 2022 [Add to Calendar]

Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

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