HIV In Pregnancy and Childbirth

By

  • Jane Kennedy, MSc, BSc, RGN, RM, Midwife and HIV Counsellor, St Thomas' Hospital, King's Healthcare Trust, London, UK

This practical guide addresses the issues of HIV infection and its implications for both the pregnant woman and the midwife. It covers epidemiology, transmission, the disease progress, and the provisions of holistic pregnancy care.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2003
  • Imprint: BOOKS FOR MIDWIVES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5325-1


Table of Contents

1 The Virus

2 Global epidemiology

3 The course of HIV disease

4 Transmission of HIV to mother and child

5 Laboratory testing for HIV infection

6 Testing for HIV infection for the childbearing woman

7 Care during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period

8 Care of the infant

9 Health care workers and HIV infection

10 Personal perspectives
References
Appendices
Index