Which topics are included in the guidelines for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in pediatric HIV Infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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An expert panel issued updated guidelines in December 2013 for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in HIV-exposed and infected children. The panel represents the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. [37]

Key updates in the guidelines cover the following topics [37] :

  • HPV vaccine

  • Meningococcal vaccine

  • Influenza vaccine, chemoprophylaxis, and management

  • Pneumococcal vaccine

  • Hepatitis B vaccine


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