Recommended first line ARV regimens for children
The following regimens are recommended by WHO as first line ART for children. The choice of regimen at the country level will be determined by the National ART guidelines.
AZT or d4T + 3TC + NVP or EFV1:
AZT + 3TC + NVP
AZT + 3TC + EFV
d4T + 3TC + NVP
d4T + 3TC + EFV
ABC +3TC + NVP or EFV1:
ABC + 3TC + NVP
ABC + 3TC + EFV
If <3 years or <10 kg, use NVP. EFV cannot be used in these children.
Recommendations - When to Start ART
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Integrated Management of Childhood Illness for High HIV Settings. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2008. ANNEX B, Antiretroviral therapy: Dosages.