Management of Children With or Exposed to HIV

  • Authors: James A. McAuley, MD, MPH; Mariam Aziz, MD (More Info)
  • Associate Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/12/18 (What's New)


  • Improved management of HIV in pregnancy has dramatically reduced the incidence of perinatally acquired HIV infection[Mandelbrot 1998; IP HIV Group 1999; EMDC 1999; Dorenbaum 2002]
  • US CDC recommends that women admitted for labor and delivery whose HIV status is unknown or undocumented should be screened with a rapid HIV test (Management Guidelines)[Branson 2006]
    • Women whose status is unknown at delivery should be screened immediately postpartum unless they decline

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