The Reproductive Years of Women with Perinatally Acquired HIV: From Gynecologic Care to Obstetric Outcomes

Saba Berhie*, Lynn M Yee, Jennifer Jao

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Women with PHIV have distinct medical and social concerns in the context of lifelong immunosuppression, complex HIV care, and stigma because of with HIV from an early age. This article reviews the gynecologic and obstetric concerns experienced by women with PHIV. Cervical cancer screening is suboptimal, and data suggest higher rates of unintended pregnancy. Pregnant women with PHIV are younger and exposed to more antiretroviral therapy regimens compared with women with NPHIV. Although obstetric outcomes are similar between women with PHIV and NPHIV, there are concerns that infant morbidity may be increased in infants of women with PHIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-833
Number of pages17
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • HIV
  • Perinatal HIV
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy outcomes
  • Reproductive health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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