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: 9/5/21 (What's New)


  • Pediatric HIV infection has distinct considerations regarding clinical and virologic manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment
  • The CDC recommends all pregnant women be screened for HIV, and a rapid HIV test should be conducted at the time of delivery if maternal HIV status is unknown (Management Guidelines)[Branson 2006]

  • Considerations for HIV-exposed infants include the following:

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