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)


  • Continuation of ART postpartum is recommended unless a contraindication exists (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Perinatal]
    • However, decisions regarding ART continuation postpartum should be made with consultation between the woman and her HIV provider, preferably before delivery
  • ART may be simplified to increase adherence

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