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)


  • Access to pharmacologic and psychiatric therapy increases use of ART among women with HIV with depression[Cook 2006]
  • HIV and depression can be treated concurrently[Cook 2006; Himelhoch 2007]
  • Although preexisting depression is not a contraindication for efavirenz use, vigilant observation for development of psychiatric problems is advised when initiating efavirenz in women with a history of mental health problems

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