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Chapter 25 - Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Pregnancy (Content last reviewed: 23rd July 2019)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 November 2017

David James
University of Nottingham
Philip Steer
Imperial College London
Carl Weiner
University of Kansas
Bernard Gonik
Wayne State University, Detroit
Stephen Robson
University of Newcastle
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The management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to evolve rapidly. Amazing advances have been made in therapy of primary infection, prevention of opportunistic infections, and prevention of perinatal transmission since the first cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were described in 1981. Perinatal transmission rates have decreased from 20–30% early in the epidemic to < 1% in high-income countries with the use of antiretroviral therapy and scheduled cesarean delivery.

High-Risk Pregnancy
Management Options
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in: 2017

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Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

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