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WHO, UNAIDS and UNICEF modify recommendations for cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in children: Previous page | 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

How long should cotrimoxazole be given:

  

Cotrimoxazole is required to be taken as follows:

  • HIV exposed children – until HIV infection has been definitively ruled out AND the mother is no longer breastfeeding
  • HIV infected children - indefinitely where ARV treatment is not yet available.
  • Where ARV treatment is being given- cotrimoxazole can be stopped only once clinical or immunological indicators confirm restoration of the immune system for 6 months or more (also see below). With current evidence it is not yet clear if cotrimoxazole continues to provide protection after immune restoration is achieved.

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