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AIDSinfo Updates HIV and Pregnancy Fact Sheets

SUMMARY: AIDSinfo, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) HIV/AIDS information clearinghouse, has updated its series of fact sheets on HIV and Pregnancy to reflect the latest research data and expert opinion included in current antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines for maternal health and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission.

The fact sheets provide information intended especially for HIV-infected women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, according to a recent AIDSinfo announcement.

All fact sheets in the series (formerly titled "HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth") were reviewed and updated based on the latest information in the May 24, 2010 version of the DHHS Perinatal HIV Guidelines, Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States.

Changes in the revised fact sheets include a new sheet on "Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV" and additional information on the safety of anti-HIV medications taken during pregnancy.

The complete series of 6 fact sheets, available in both English and Spanish, includes:

HIV Testing and Pregnancy
Mother-to-Child Transmission
Anti-HIV Medications for Use in Pregnancy
Safety of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy
Preventing Transmission of HIV During Labor and Delivery
HIV-Infected Women and Their Babies After Birth

Individual fact sheets are available online at aidsinfo.nih.gov/other/FactSheetDetail.aspx?ClassID=113, or a full PDF containing all fact sheets can be found at aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/Perinatal_FS_en.pdf.

1/18/11

Sources

AIDSinfo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HIV and Pregnancy: Health Information for Patients. Fact sheets. December 2010.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AIDSinfo Updates HIV and Pregnancy Fact Sheets. AIDSinfo announcement. January 7, 2010.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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