n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Guideline on invasive obstetric procedures in the HIV-infected pregnant woman : guideline
|Article Title||Guideline on invasive obstetric procedures in the HIV-infected pregnant woman : guideline|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Affiliations||1 Anova Health Institute, 2 Anova Health Institute, 3 University of the Witwatersrand, 4 University of the Witwatersrand, 5 University of the Witwatersrand, 6 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 7 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and 8 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||3 - 5|
Antenatal invasive obstetric procedures in HIV-infected pregnant women are associated with a risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. There are limited published data on the subject. The general consensus is that any HIV-infected pregnant woman who needs to undergo an invasive procedure should have combination antiretroviral therapy initiated before the procedure, regardless of the CD4+ cell count. The recommendations in this guideline, developed to assist clinicians in counselling and managing HIV-infected pregnant women in need of an invasive procedure, are based on small observational studies and local experience.
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