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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

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Drug supplies

  • Cotrimoxazole should be prescribed by the health care providers responsible for HIV care of the child.
  • Providers should ensure regular sustained supply of high quality cotrimoxazole, and ensure the child has enough supply until after the next scheduled appointment for regular monitoring or ARV related care. This should ensure doses are not missed.
  • Governments need to ensure an uninterrupted drug supply for both treatment and prophylaxis is available. This requires accurately estimating programme needs and extra budgetary allocation.
  • Existing drug distribution systems should be used for supply
  • Private sector including industry and other medical insurance plans, should be encouraged to provide prophylaxis to families and include provision for children

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