The effect of HIV and ART on growth and bone density in Zimbabwean children

Expiry Date
: 01/06/2026
CPD Units
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The association of HIV and ART with bone density were investigated in a cross-sectional study in Zimbabwean children.

Keywords: HIV, ART, Children, Growth, Bone density.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to understand the relationship between HIV infection and skeletal health in peripubertal children on ART in Zimbabwe.

Editor's comments:
Although this study was conducted in Zimbabwe, the findings and recommendations are relevant to clinicians who treat children with HIV in South Africa given their similar characteristics and background.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The methodology used to conduct the study
  2. The main study findings
  3. The value and implications of the study results, especially in relation to further research needs and treatment strategies in terms of bone health in HIV-infected children.

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