Reproductive and maternal healthcare needs of HIV infected women

Deborah Jones, Nahida Chakhtoura, Ryan Cook

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Abstract

Advances in HIV treatment and prevention of mother to child transmission have effectively reduced mortality and morbidity for women living with HIV and significantly reduced new infections in infants. Women living with HIV require comprehensive, integrated clinical services to address their reproductive and maternal healthcare needs. Guidelines for safer conception counseling with fertile couples recommend discussing fertility and childbearing, addressing contraception with those not wishing to conceive, and clarification of strategies to conceive for those wishing to do so. Services pre-conception to postpartum should emphasize HIV testing for mother, partner and infant, encourage the maintenance of medication adherence and promote engagement and retention in care, and ensure supportive and non-judgmental patient education by healthcare providers. Behavioral, psychosocial and healthcare factors can have profound effects on pregnancy outcomes, and male involvement and enhanced provider involvement throughout the reproductive process has been recommended to reduce transmission and enhance medication adherence and uptake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-341
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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Mothers
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Medication Adherence
Patient Education
Pregnancy Outcome
Contraception
Health Personnel
Postpartum Period
Fertility
Counseling
Maintenance
Guidelines
Psychology
Morbidity
Mortality
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Behavioral aspects of HIV management
  • Conception counseling
  • Family planning
  • Fertility
  • HIV
  • Pre-conception
  • Pregnancy
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Reproductive and maternal healthcare needs of HIV infected women. / Jones, Deborah; Chakhtoura, Nahida; Cook, Ryan.

In: Current HIV/AIDS Reports, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.12.2013, p. 333-341.

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Jones, Deborah ; Chakhtoura, Nahida ; Cook, Ryan. / Reproductive and maternal healthcare needs of HIV infected women. In: Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2013 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 333-341.
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