WHO Recommendations on the Management of Diarrhoea and Pneumonia in HIV Infected Infants and Children
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241548083 ISBN-10    9241548088
Order Number    19300234 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2011        59   pages
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To improve survival and quality of life among the 2.5 million children living with HIV, a comprehensive package of prevention, care and treatment is required. This package should include management of infections such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and ear infections, as well as common opportunistic infections and HIV-related co-morbidities. WHO is developing a series of guidelines on each of these conditions, following the GRADE approach. The document on the management of pneumonia and diarrhoea in HIV-infected infants and children is the first of this series. The recommendations are similar to those for non infected children, but they cover specific aspects related to HIV infection.

This publication is intended primarily for use by national advisory boards, national HIV/AIDS and child health programme managers and senior policy-makers involved in planning national strategies for child survival and paediatric prevention and care for HIV infection in resource-limited settings. Health-care providers and professional bodies could use these recommendations in advising national programmes and preparing guidelines for treatment and care.