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WHO recommendations on the diagnosis of HIV infection in infants and children

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World Health Organisation (WHO)
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Geneva, WHO, 2010

This publication summarizes current knowledge on the methods of diagnosing HIV infection in infants and children and sets out recommendations for practice and policy. The recommendations are designed to improve clinical management of the HIV-exposed and ‑infected child, and improve programme efforts at early identification of HIV-exposed and ‑infected children.
The publication is primarily intended for use by national advisory boards, national reference laboratories, national HIV/AIDS and child health programme managers, and other senior policymakers who are involved in the planning of national child survival and HIV prevention and care strategies for infants and children in resource-limited countries. They may also be used by child
health-care providers, professional bodies advising national programmes and developing treatment and care guidelines.