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HIV in pregnancy: the dilemmas of management 

HIV in pregnancy: the dilemmas of management
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HIV in pregnancy: the dilemmas of management
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Shreelata Datta

, and Martina Toby

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10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0013
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date: 18 August 2019

The prevalence of HIV in pregnant women in the UK has increased steadily over the past 20 years. This case describes pregnancy in a woman with known HIV infection and emphasizes the key clinical management strategies for such women. This includes minimizing the maternal viral load to reduce risk of maternal to child transmission, early recognition of HIV-related complications, and appropriate decisions regarding mode of delivery. This case benefits from a multidisciplinary approach with regard to drug management, and discussion with regard to complications (which may or may not be HIV-related), and postnatal support.

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