15.7.2  Classify for HIV infection

There are five classifications in the Assess and Classify chart:

  • Confirmed symptomatic HIV infection
  • Confirmed HIV infection
  • Suspected symptomatic HIV infection
  • Possible HIV infection
  • HIV infection unlikely.

You learned about these classifications in Study Session 9. As you read, children with HIV are more likely to get infections and get them more often, and pneumonia in particular is a leading cause of hospital admissions and death in HIV-positive children. The correct classification will enable you to identify the most appropriate treatment, if any, for the child.

15.7  HIV infection

15.8  Immunization status