Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection
Management of Children Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy
Last Updated: April 27, 2017; Last Reviewed: April 27, 2017
In the United States, the majority of HIV-infected children are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), making treatment-experienced children the norm. Changes in the antiretroviral (ARV) regimen and other aspects of the management of treatment-experienced children can be organized into the following categories:
- Modifying ARV regimens in children on effective ART for simplification or improved adverse effect (AE) profile;
- Recognizing and managing ARV drug toxicity or intolerance (see Management of Medication Toxicity or Intolerance);
- Recognizing and managing treatment failure; and
- Considerations about interruptions in therapy.