Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Early Infant Diagnosis: Implementation Guides

Early diagnosis of HIV in infants provides a critical opportunity to strengthen follow-up of HIV-exposed children, assure early access to ARV treatment for infected children, provide reassuring information to families of uninfected children, aid evaluation of PMTCT programs, and increase capacity to use laboratory technology. In response to a need for standardized guidance for early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV, 3 manuals were developed and are available in electronic format or as spiral-bound books.

Book 1: Guide for Program Managers
Book 2: Training Curriculum for Clinical Staff

  • Module 1: Review of HIV and PMTCT; Introduction to infant diagnosis of HIV
  • Module 2: Follow-up care for HIV-exposed infants and overview of diagnostic testing for HIV in infants
  • Module 3: Information and counseling for parents and caregivers of infants being tested for HIV
  • Module 4: How to collect, dry, and store dried blood spot samples
  • Module 5: Demonstration of skills

Book 3: Guide for Laboratorians
Resource CD

A short training film: “The Collection of DBS for early infant diagnosis of HIV” produced by Roche Diagnostics is also freely available and complements the training curriculum for clinical staff.

For more information or to download electronic versions of these materials:

To order free hard copies of the manuals, or the resource cd:

To request the free DBS collection training DVD or if you have any other questions:


Labs for Life Infographic:

download here

Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    24 Hours/Every Day
  • Contact CDC-INFO
  • Page last reviewed: August 4, 2010
  • Page last updated: August 9, 2010 The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 – Contact CDC-INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #