HIV in Children

PROPHYLAXIS FOR CHICKENPOX

Dr. Ira Shah
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Last Updated : 1st September 2012

Primary prophylaxis


  • HIV infected children who have no history of chickenpox or herpes zoster or are seronegative for varicella antibodies should be vaccinated with varicella vaccine provided they are not immunosuppressed (have a CD 4% more than 25%).
  • Varicella vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and can be given after 12-15 months of age. It should not be given in immunosuppressed children because of rise of disseminated viral infection.

Secondary prophylaxis


No suppressive treatment is required post therapy.

PROPHYLAXIS FOR CHICKENPOX
Dr. Ira Shah
Incharge Pediatric HIV and TB Clinic, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India.