Review Article

Paediatric hiv in south africa: an overview for physiotherapists

J. Potterton, H. van Aswegen
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 62, No 1 | a147 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v62i1.147 | © 2006 J. Potterton, H. van Aswegen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 2006 | Published: 08 January 2006

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J. Potterton, Paediatric Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
H. van Aswegen, Cardiopulmonary lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

Paediatric HIV is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in South African children. Physiotherapists working in the government sector are seeing large numbers of HIV infected children on a daily basis. This paper provides a general overview of paediatric HIV. Common conditions associated with HIV infection are highlighted and the possible role of physiotherapy is discussed. Suggestions for research on the role of physiotherapy in the management of children with HIV are made.

Keywords

hiv; paediatric; physiotherapy; respiratory; neurodevelopmental

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