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WHO Recommendations on the Diagnosis of HIV Infection in Infants and Children

Source: World Health Organisation
Publication Date: January 1, 2010

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Topics covered include: performance requirements of commercial and noncommercial HIV assays; tests to diagnose HIV in infants and children younger than 18 months of age; identifying exposure to HIV; testing symptomatic infants and children younger than 18 months of age; testing infants who are breast-feeding; tests required to diagnose HIV in children 18 months of age or older; performance of clinical algorithms where virologic testing is not available; and laboratory methods for diagnosis of HIV infection in infants and children, including serologic and virologic testing.

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Keywords: HIV - Diagnosis, HIV - Paediatric/Adolescent Patients, HIV - Resource-Limited Settings