Family Adversity and Autonomic Reactivity Association With Immune Changes in HIV-Affected School Children. HIV-affected children are vulnerable to psychosocial stressors, regardless of their own HIV serological status. Data from 38 HIV-positive and 29 HIV-negative children born to seropositive women were obtained. Measures included family adversity questionnaires, autonomic nervous system (ANS) reactivity, and enumerative and functional changes in peripheral blood immune parameters. To explore whether primary school entry is associated with changes in immune system parameters in HIV-affected children.
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