Pediatric Health Care

 

Resource on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in Pediatrics/Adolescents

 
 

Resource on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in Pediatrics/Adolescents


This resource was developed to provide guidance on managing potential non-occupational exposures to HIV in pediatrics and adolescents, as there are no official guidelines. Child Protection Teams, schools, youth athletic programs, juvenile justice centers, and other entities that include participation of children and adolescents may find guidance on this topic helpful. Information summarized in this resource includes management of exposures, study findings related to exposure risk, important discussion points when assessing the exposed individual, recommended and alternative antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for PEP of HIV, ARV adverse effects, hepatitis B PEP, and hepatitis C post-exposure management. This resources was developed by the Florida/Caribbean AETC.

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