Final Height and Associated Factors in Perinatally HIV-infected Asian Adolescents

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb;35(2):201-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000961.


We analyzed final height of 273 perinatally HIV-infected Asian adolescents older than 18 years at their last clinic visit. By the World Health Organization child growth reference, 30% were stunted, but by the Thai child growth reference, 19% were stunted. Half of those who were stunted at antiretroviral therapy initiation remained stunted over time. Being male and having a low baseline height-for-age Z score of less than -1.0 were associated with low final height Z score.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Asian People
  • Body Height*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Growth Disorders / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sex Factors
  • Thailand
  • Young Adult