Special Considerations in the Management of Women With HIV, Including Management of Conception and Pregnancy

  • Author: Sigal Yawetz, MD (More Info)
  • Section Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/25/21 (What's New)


  • STDs can facilitate HIV transmission by increasing genital shedding of HIV[Cohen 1997]
  • Sexually active women should receive routine screening for STDs, with increased frequency in the following situations:
    • With a new HIV diagnosis

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