Pediatric Considerations for Postexposure Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prophylaxis

William J. Muller*, Ellen G. Chadwick

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Exposures that carry risk of transmission of blood-borne disease are rare in pediatrics, but expose patients and families to great anxiety. Specialists in pediatric infectious diseases are often asked about initial antimicrobial prophylaxis in these cases. Guidelines for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus have evolved as new formulations and medications become available and greater experience obtained in assessing relative risks of different exposures and relative costs and benefits for different interventions. This article discusses the evidence behind recent updates to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus, focusing on application in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Antivirals
  • Blood-borne infections
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Needlestick
  • Postexposure prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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