Weight-for-age distributions among children with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) multiregional consortium

Julie Jesson, Sophie Desmonde, Constantin T. Yiannoutsos, Gabriela Patten, Karen Malateste, Stephany N. Duda, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Marcel Yotebieng, Mary Ann Davies, Beverly Musick, Valeriane Leroy, Andrea Ciaranello

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Abstract

Objective: Pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) for children with HIV (CHIV) must be dosed appropriately for children's changing weights as they grow. To inform accurate estimates of ART formulations and doses needed, we described weight-for-age distributions among CHIV on ART in the IeDEA global pediatric collaboration between 2004 and 2016, using data from six regions (East, West, Central, and Southern Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Central/South America and the Caribbean). Results: Overall, 59,862 children contributed to the analysis. Age and weight data were available from 530,080 clinical encounters for girls and 537,894 for boys. For each one-year age stratum from 0 to 15 years, we calculated the proportion of children in each of the weight bands designated by the World Health Organization as relevant to pediatric ART formulations: 0 to < 3 kg, 3 to < 6 kg, 6 to < 10 kg, 10 to < 14 kg, 14 to < 20 kg, 20 to < 25 kg, 25 to < 30 kg, 30 to < 35 kg, 35 to < 40 kg, 40 to < 45 kg, 45 to < 50 kg, 50 to < 55 kg, 55 to < 60 kg, and ≥ 60 kg. Data are reported for the entire cohort, as well as stratified by sex and IeDEA region, calendar year of ART use, and duration on ART at time of assessment (< 12 or ≥ 12 months), provided in data tables. These data are critical to improve the accuracy of forecasting and procurement of pediatric ART formulations as the pediatric HIV epidemic and pediatric HIV treatment strategies evolve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number249
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2020

Keywords

  • Antiretroviral formulation
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Pediatric antiretroviral therapy
  • Weight-for-age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Jesson, J., Desmonde, S., Yiannoutsos, C. T., Patten, G., Malateste, K., Duda, S. N., Kumarasamy, N., Yotebieng, M., Davies, M. A., Musick, B., Leroy, V., & Ciaranello, A. (2020). Weight-for-age distributions among children with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) multiregional consortium. BMC Research Notes, 13(1), [249]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-05081-7