28.1  Critical issues in HIV infection and progression to AIDS in children

There are important differences in HIV infection and progression to disease between adults and children. These have implications for the care needed by HIV-infected children (explained further in Section 28.3). We will describe here the main issues related to HIV/AIDS and children that will help you provide the best care for HIV-infected children in your community.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 28

28.1.1  Minimising risk of infection in children