Babies born in health care facilities should receive an MCH card in which NVP prophylaxis dose must be indicated if given.
Routine follow up (up to one year - monthly; then up to 5 years, 3 monthly)
Do a full clinical re-assessment at each follow up visit including growth and developmental assessment
Counsel about feeding practices. Avoid giving both breast milk and formula milk (mixed feeding) in the first 6 months of life
Start Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis from 6 weeks onwards. (For dosages see table 6.2)
Perform an antibody test for HIV infection at 18 months, and if child is breastfeeding, at 6 weeks after stopping breastfeeding. If PCR test is available it should not be done before 6 weeks. If the initial PCR is positive, a repeat test is recommended before disclosure of results.