As HIV infection in childhood increases, concomitant with the spread in adult infection, so too is there rapid expansion in our knowledge of the complexities of paediatric infection. Clearly, general paediatricians and other members of the multidisciplinary team of carers will increasingly be seeking guidance on management strategies to address a wide range of complex clinical problems. This very practical and concise volume discusses the epidemiology, diagnosis, natural history and care of the HIV infected child. Drawing upon an international team of contributors, the considerable differences between European treatment strategies and those of North America can be contrasted and evaluated. This guide will be of particular interest to paediatricians, whether in a hospital, specialist unit or community based setting. General practitioners, obstetricians, nurses, counsellors and epidemiologists should also benefit from this book.