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

  • Author: Kristine Patterson, MD (More Info)
  • Section Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/5/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • ART should be initiated in all HIV-infected pregnant women regardless of CD4+ cell count or HIV-1 RNA level
  • Resistance testing, CBC, and renal and liver function testing should be obtained before treatment initiation
  • Appropriate OI prophylaxis should be started based on CD4+ cell count

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