9.5.1  Give cotrimoxazole prophylaxis

The child who is known or suspected to be HIV-infected should be started on long term prophylaxis with cotrimoxazole. Regular prophylaxis with cotrimoxazole given to infants born to HIV-positive women and confirmed or symptomatic HIV infection is likely to decrease sickness and death due to PCP and other common bacterial infections. Cotrimoxazole for prophylaxis purposes is given once daily (you should refer to your chart booklet, page 31, for information about the correct dose when used for prophylaxis).

9.5  Treating the child with HIV infection

9.5.2  Initiation of prophylaxis