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)


  • ART should be initiated in all pregnant women with HIV 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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