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Guidelines for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Fourth Edition

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The Kenyan guidelines on PMTCT follow a four-pronged approach proposed by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on children. For any of the PMTCT interventions to be successfully implemented counseling and testing (CT) must first be done. Routine HIV testing with opt-out option is recommended. This is followed by appropriate medical, surgical interventions including antiretroviral prophylaxis, safer obstetric practices as well as infant feeding counseling and provision of appropriate infant feeding. HIV-positive women are assessed clinically using WHO staging and where feasible immunological assessment using CD4 cell count. HIV exposed infants are tested through early infant diagnosis (EID).

Publisher: Kenya National AIDS and STI Control Programme
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Kenya
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Other Healthcare Workers, Policymakers, Program Managers
Topic Areas: Perinatal Interventions, Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children, Primary Care of HIV-Infected Women
Resource Type: Clinical Guidelines