Tools for HIV-Exposed Infant Care and Infant Virologic Testing

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CDC, 2018.

This toolkit provides practical tools and training materials to guide health care workers in providing clinical care and testing to HIV-exposed infants (HEIs), including infant virologic testing.
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  • Care of the HIV-Exposed Infant Flipchart
    CDC, 2018.
    This clinical job aid addresses the importance of maternal health and antiretroviral therapy adherence, as well as care and testing for the HIV-exposed infant until the infant’s final HIV diagnosis after the end of breastfeeding.
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  • Job Aid: Collection of Dried Blood Spots (DBS) from Infants for PCR Testing
    CDC, 2018.
    This clinical job aid provides health care workers with information on how to collect specimens for early infant diagnosis on dried blood spots, as well as drying and packaging for transport.
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  • Job Aid: Guide for Receiving and Storing Dried Blood Spots (DBS) for Molecular Testing at Reference Laboratories
    CDC, 2018.
    This job aid provides information for laboratorians about how to receive, process, and store dried blood spot specimens collected for early infant diagnosis, viral load, or drug resistance testing.
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