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)


  • Depressive symptoms or disorders are common in women with HIV[Ickovics 2001; Cook 2002a; Morrison 2002; Orza 2015; Waldron 2021]
  • Depression screening should be incorporated into routine clinical care for this population
  • Effect of Depression on Antiretroviral Treatment and Overall Clinical Outcomes
    • Access to pharmacologic and psychiatric therapy increases use of ART among women with HIV with depression[Cook 2006]
    Treatment of Depression in Women With HIV

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