Primary Care for HIV-Infected Patients in Resource-Limited Settings

  • Authors: Charles van der Horst, MD; F. Parker Hudson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Opt-out testing should be the norm for HIV testing in pregnancy and has been shown to be successful in resource-limited settings with high HIV prevalence[Spensley 2009; Moses 2008]
  • Where permitted by law, access to safe, noncoercive termination of pregnancy should be available to protect the health of HIV-infected women who do not wish to carry a pregnancy to term

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