Boy, Age: 4
HIV+; delays in development
Listed: Nov 2020
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Tony’s birth mother is HIV+ and is reported to have abused drugs during her pregnancy with him. He was born premature at 33 weeks and was confirmed HIV+ after birth. He was immediately placed on antiviral therapy. His viral load grew, so his medication was changed. His viral load consistently dropped on the new medications. His last 2 lab reports show that his viral load is undetectable.
Tony has been diagnosed with mental delays and expressive speech delays. He walks, speaks using simple words, understands what is said to him and eats from a spoon. He’s described as having positive emotions. He plays with toys and responds appropriately to staff.