High rates of behavioral problems in perinatally HIV-infected children are not linked to HIV disease.

@article{Mellins2003HighRO,
  title={High rates of behavioral problems in perinatally HIV-infected children are not linked to HIV disease.},
  author={Claude A Mellins and Ren{\'e}e Smith and Peter O'Driscoll and Lawrence S Magder and Pim Y Brouwers and Cynthia Chase and Ileana Blasini and Joan Hittleman and Antolin Llorente and Elaine Matzen},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={384-93}
}
OBJECTIVE Descriptive studies and clinical reports have suggested that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive children are at risk for behavioral problems. Inadequate control groups and sample sizes have limited the ability of investigators to consider multiple influences that place HIV-positive children at risk for poor behavioral outcomes. We examined the unique and combined influences of HIV, prenatal drug exposure, and environmental factors on behavior in children who were perinatally… CONTINUE READING