What are the options for managing medication compliance in children with pediatric HIV infection who are noncompliant?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Placement of gastrostomy tube for drug administration is a feasible option in children who cannot be compliant. Such a device also is useful for nutritional supplementation. This option must be planned in advance because the potentially tenuous condition of children with advanced HIV can make surgical procedures risky.

A home visiting nurse or a family member experienced in healthcare may be able to assist and instruct primary caregivers in giving medications.


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