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)


  • Decisions about ART initiation in children who present with HIV infection beyond infancy are similar to those in adults, although treatment options are more limited
  • Resistance testing should be performed before ART initiation
  • When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Children 1 Year of Age or OlderChoice of Initial Antiretroviral Therapy in Children Older Than 1 Year of Age

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