Research Topic

Health and Well-Being of Children and Adolescents who are HIV-Exposed and Uninfected

About this Research Topic

Although there has been progress in the reduction of the number of infants born and living with HIV through expansion of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs, the number of infants who are exposed to HIV and/or antiretroviral medications while in utero and through breastfeeding continues to increase worldwide. These HIV-exposed and uninfected youth are not HIV-unaffected, and experience higher rates of morbidity and mortality than their HIV-unexposed peers. A large population of HEU are growing up and research sexual maturity, underscoring the need to understand how HIV/ART exposure impacts the health and well-being of adolescents who are HEU.

In light of the above, under the Research Topic theme, entitled "Health and Well-Being of Children and Adolescents who are HIV-Exposed and Uninfected,” we seek papers that address health outcomes in HEU adolescents and children, inclusive of diverse theoretical approaches and multidisciplinary methodologies. We welcome Original Studies, Review Articles, as well as Conceptual and Methodological Papers related to, but not limited to the following subtopics.

- Prevalence and patterns of morbidity and mortality among adolescents and children who are HEU
- Short-, medium- and long-term effects of HIV and/or ART exposure on adolescent and child health outcomes
- Trajectories of growth and development among adolescents and children who are HEU
- Genetic and epigenetic outcomes of HIV and/or ART exposure
- Sexual maturation and pubertal development among adolescents who are HEU
- Sexual and reproductive health and HIV risk behaviors among adolescents who are HEU
- Application of a life course approach to study risks and outcomes among adolescents and children who are HEU
- Biopsychosocial and syndemics approaches to addressing health and well-being of adolescents and children who are HEU


Keywords: HIV Exposure, Multidisciplinary, Syndemics, Lifecourse, HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU)


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Although there has been progress in the reduction of the number of infants born and living with HIV through expansion of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs, the number of infants who are exposed to HIV and/or antiretroviral medications while in utero and through breastfeeding continues to increase worldwide. These HIV-exposed and uninfected youth are not HIV-unaffected, and experience higher rates of morbidity and mortality than their HIV-unexposed peers. A large population of HEU are growing up and research sexual maturity, underscoring the need to understand how HIV/ART exposure impacts the health and well-being of adolescents who are HEU.

In light of the above, under the Research Topic theme, entitled "Health and Well-Being of Children and Adolescents who are HIV-Exposed and Uninfected,” we seek papers that address health outcomes in HEU adolescents and children, inclusive of diverse theoretical approaches and multidisciplinary methodologies. We welcome Original Studies, Review Articles, as well as Conceptual and Methodological Papers related to, but not limited to the following subtopics.

- Prevalence and patterns of morbidity and mortality among adolescents and children who are HEU
- Short-, medium- and long-term effects of HIV and/or ART exposure on adolescent and child health outcomes
- Trajectories of growth and development among adolescents and children who are HEU
- Genetic and epigenetic outcomes of HIV and/or ART exposure
- Sexual maturation and pubertal development among adolescents who are HEU
- Sexual and reproductive health and HIV risk behaviors among adolescents who are HEU
- Application of a life course approach to study risks and outcomes among adolescents and children who are HEU
- Biopsychosocial and syndemics approaches to addressing health and well-being of adolescents and children who are HEU


Keywords: HIV Exposure, Multidisciplinary, Syndemics, Lifecourse, HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU)


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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04 December 2020 Manuscript
01 May 2021 Manuscript Extension

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01 May 2021 Manuscript Extension

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