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VIDEO: How to prevent, manage perinatal HIV infection



– Despite notable progress in recent years, there’s room to further reduce perinatal HIV infection in the United States. Early recognition and treatment of HIV infection in pregnancy, prophylaxis for at-risk women, and retention of infected women in postpartum HIV care remain important goals, but they aren’t always met.

In a wide-ranging interview at the annual scientific meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gweneth Lazenby, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, explained what to do to improve the situation. Among the many pearls she shared: One HIV test isn’t enough for at-risk women.

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