Management of Children With or Exposed to HIV

  • Authors: James A. McAuley, MD, MPH; Mariam Aziz, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 2/17/20 (What's New)

Summary

  • ART regimens including ≥ 3 drugs are recommended for treatment of HIV infection in children (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Pediatric
  • ART has been associated with improved survival, reduction in opportunistic infections and other comorbidities, improved growth and neurocognitive function, and improved quality of life[McConnell 2005]
  • When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Infants (Younger Than 12 Months of Age)Choice of Initial Antiretroviral Therapy in Infants (Younger Than 12 Months of Age)

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