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)


  • Routine clinical care of patients with HIV should include immunizations (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI] (Management Guidelines)[CDC Immunization Adult]:
    • Most vaccine recommendations are similar between HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients
    • For those with CD4+ cell counts <200 cells/mm3, some vaccines should be avoided or require a discussion with a physician prior to administration

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