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Asking the right questions: developing evidence-based strategies for treating HIV in women and children

Quarraisha Abdool Karim12, Anchilla Banegura3, Pedro Cahn4, Celia DC Christie5, Robert Dintruff6, Manuel Distel7, Catherine Hankins8, Nicholas Hellmann9, Elly Katabira10, Sandra Lehrman11, Julio Montaner12, Scott Purdon13, James F Rooney14, Robin Wood15 and Shirin Heidari16*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, USA

2 Prevention and Epidemiology, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, Durban, South Africa

3 Global Virology Access, Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya

4 Direccion Cientifica, Fundacion Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 Department of Pediatrics, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

6 Commercial Development, Abbott, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA

7 Medical Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany

8 Office of the Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

9 Medical and Scientific Affairs, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington, DC, USA

10 Department of Research, Makerere Medical School, Kampala, Uganda

11 Scientific Affairs - Infectious Diseases, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Merck & Co, Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, USA

12 AIDS Research and Head of Division of AIDS, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

13 Access and Government Affairs, ViiV Healthcare, Middlesex, UK

14 Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, California, USA

15 Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa

16 Research Promotion, International AIDS Society, Geneva, Switzerland

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:388  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-388

Published: 25 May 2011

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Boxes. Box 1: Overarching recommendations to improve research for women and children. Box 2: Recommendations for clinical and operations research for treatment for women and girls. Box 3: Clinical and operations research recommendations for PMTCT and paediatric care, treatment and support.

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