PENTA guidelines for the use of antiretroviral therapy in paediatric HIV infection. Pediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS

HIV Med. 2002 Jul;3(3):215-26. doi: 10.1046/j.1468-1293.2002.00120.x.

Abstract

Objective: To produce European Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-infected children.

Design: Systematic literature review using Medline, the major antiretroviral conference reports, and IDSA recommendations on guideline production.

Setting: Pediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) Steering Committee.

Outcome measure: Guidelines have been produced for the use of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children in Europe. Recommendations on when to start ART and which ART to start, with dosages and a summary of the relevant literature, have been produced.

Conclusions: These guidelines are aimed at assisting paediatricians in Europe with ART prescribing, and provide a more cautious approach to starting therapy than current paediatric USA guidelines.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-HIV Agents / standards
  • Anti-HIV Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic

Substances

  • Anti-HIV Agents