Routine Viral Load Monitoring in HIV-Infected Infants and Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

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Arpadi S.M. et al. JIAS (2017), 20(S7): e2500. doi:10.1002/jia2.25001.

This commentary reviews considerations for implementing routine viral load (VL) monitoring programs for HIV-infected infants and children living in low- and middle-income countries including frequency of monitoring, blood specimen type, and adherence challenges, where specific approaches tailored for infants and children may differ from those for adult patients.