15.7  HIV infection

15.7.1  Assess for HIV infection

If during assessment up to this point, a child has been found to have at least one or more of the following classifications:

  • Pneumonia or severe pneumonia now
  • Persistent or severe persistent diarrhoea now
  • Acute ear infection with ear discharge or chronic ear infection
  • Very low weight for age or severe malnutrition

or, if the mother or child is known to be HIV positive, you should do an assessment for HIV infection.

15.6.2  How to classify nutritional status and anaemia

15.7.2  Classify for HIV infection