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)


  • Incidence of CIN is 4-5 times higher in women with HIV than in HIV-negative women[Wright 1994a; Wright 1994b; Ellerbrock 2000]
  • Use of ART is associated with regression of cervical dysplasia
  • In resource-limited countries, cervical cancer screening follows the screen-and-treat model, with cryosurgery performed at the same visit for women with abnormal findings (Management Guidelines)[USNCI Cervical]

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