Sunday, June 04, 2006

HIV Before and During Pregnancy

In a previous post, I have collected numerous resources on HIV/AIDS related to the grim anniversary of the disease in the United States. However, women who are or wish to become pregnancy have special concerns, such as treatment during pregnancy, awareness of HIV status, and prevention of transmission to the child. Below are several resources which address these topics:

Information for Women:
  • Why does CDC recommend HIV screening for all pregnant women? - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National HIV Testing Resources - database of testing sites
  • HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy - National Women's Health Information Center; information on HIV drugs in pregnancy, steps to prevent transmission to the child, and paying for care while pregnant
  • HIV, Pregnancy, and AZT - FamilyDoctor.org; answers to FAQs
  • HIV, Pregnancy, Mothers and Babies - AVERT; information on planning ahead (including ways to reduce transmission at conception when only one partner is HIV positive), drug therapy, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission
  • Pregnancy and HIV - The Well Project; information on what to do before you get pregnant, HIV drugs and pregnancy, prenatal tests and delivery
  • Quick Reference: HIV and AIDS in Pregnancy - March of Dimes
  • Pregnancy and HIV Disease: Issues that positive women may face when they're pregnant - Project Inform

    Technical Information (intended for clinicians, but provides some useful information):
  • Mother to Child Transmission - AETC National Resource Center; guidelines and clinician support
  • Perinatal Interventions - Women, Children, and HIV; overviews, clinical guidelines, best practices, policy analysis, and training materials.
  • Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV - World Health Organization; general info, data & graphs, recommended readings, and policy advocacy and technical documents
  • Rapid HIV Testing of Women in Labor and Delivery - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Counseling HIV-Infected Patients who Want to Have Children

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    MeSH Tags: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; HIV; HIV Infections
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