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Weight-band dosing tables: Simplifying paediatric ART

James J C Nuttall
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 10, No 4 | a262 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v10i4.262 | © 2009 James J C Nuttall | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2009 | Published: 14 December 2009

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James J C Nuttall, Red Cross Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

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One of the obstacles to scaling up paediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage in resource-limited settings (RLS) is the relative complexity of paediatric dosing. There is a need to simplify ART in order to facilitate treatment initiation and ongoing management of infants and children by healthcare providers, as well as to support adherence within the home. This article reviews the development of weight band dosing tables as a simplification strategy for the delivery of paediatric ART.


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