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National consolidated guidelines for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and the management of HIV in children, adolescents and adults

National consolidated guidelines for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and the management of HIV in children, adolescents and adults

Author: Department of Health, Government of South Africa
Price: Free
No. of pages: 135
Publication date: April 2015
Publisher: Government of South Africa
Languages: English

The guidelines introduce important changes in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission as well as the treatment of children and adolescents. The guidelines note important changes including:

  • Immediate initiation of lifelong antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for all women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have an infant one year or younger irregardless of CD4 count;
  • Repeat HIV testing for HIV-negative women every three months during pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as at labour and at their child’s six week immunisation visit;
  • HIV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for all HIV-exposed babies at birth, 10 weeks and 18 months. PCR tests are the only tests that can diagnose HIV in HIV-exposed babies; and
  • ARVs for all children five years and younger irregardless of CD4 count.

 

 

 

 

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