Infant Care

Infant Care
Care of HIV-exposed infants is of paramount importance in successfully preventing perinatal transmission. HIV-exposed infants take HIV medication as prophylaxis and require special follow-up for the first few months of life until they are confirmed HIV-negative. CCC can assist you in providing this care.

Advice on treating HIV-exposed newborns

Perinatal HIV specialists are available 24/7 to answer calls about managing the care of a high-risk HIV-exposed infant. Our clinicians are supported by access to the most up-to-date information and literature for care, an expert HIV community at UCSF/SFGH, and a network of experienced practitioners throughout the country who provide co-management and other resources.

Guidance on managing pediatric PEP

The CDC released updated non-occupational PEP guidelines in April, 2016. Regimen selection and dosing information for non-perinatally exposed infants, children, and adolescents (e.g. found needles) can be found in Tables 5 and 6 on pages 31-37 of the guidelines. The CCC is updating its guidance on management of pediatric PEP outside of the perinatal period to reflect information provided by these updated guidelines. In the meantime, clinicians may continue to call the CCC for PEP consultation at 888-448-4911.

Infant Care Resources

  • Strategies for the Care of Neonates at Higher Risk of Perinatal HIV Transmission | CCC Statement
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  • The High-Risk HIV-Exposed Newborn: Obstetric and Infant Care Implications | CCC CROI 2014 discussion
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  • Informed Choice Breastfeeding in a Resource-Rich Setting | CCC CROI 2012 discussion
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  • Informed Choice Breastfeeding in a Resource-Rich Setting | CCC CROI 2012 discussion slides
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Helpful Links

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
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