How should an infant born to an HIV-infected woman be managed after delivery?

  1. All the routine care should be given. It is safe to give intramuscular vitamin K.
  2. Infants should be dried well immediately after delivery to remove blood and amniotic fluid.
  3. Whenever possible the decision to breastfeed or not should be made well before delivery.
  4. HIV prophylaxis should be given to the mother and newborn infant to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission.

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