When to start antiretroviral therapy in infants and children
Please cite as follows: Cotton, M. F., Rabie, H., Feucht, U. & Violari, A. 2009. When to start antiretroviral therapy in infants and children. Southern African Journal Of HIV Medicine, 10(4):50-53, doi:10.4102/hivmed.v10i4.261.
The original publication is available at http://www.sajhivmed.org.za/index.php/hivmed/article/view/261
This articles provides a background for antiretroviral therapy in infants and children, incorporating both old and new data. There is increasing data favouring early therapy for all age groups. Below a year of age, all HIV-infected infants should commence therapy and thereafter at higher CD4 thresholds than previous recommendations