Management of Pregnancy in HIV-Infected Women and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

  • Arlene D. Bardeguez


Although the HIV/AIDS cases worldwide continue to increase, the USA and other developed countries have witnessed an enhanced survival of chronically infected individuals, a decrease in mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1 infection, and a growing number of medical and behavioral interventions that can decrease new infections. In spite of the amazing progress over the last two decades we still face challenges in empowering our patients to know their HIV diagnosis and that of their partner prior to conception, in the management of HIV-infected pregnant women based on their age, chronic illness, and behavioral risk patterns. We also face the dilemma of how to support discordant or concordant couples who desire to conceive in a financially challenged environment as the demographic profile of this population evolves and long-term survival is feasible.


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  • Arlene D. Bardeguez
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s HealthUMDNJ-New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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