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A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women With HIV/AIDS, 2005 Edition


This guide is a comprehensive clinical manual that addresses the primary care needs unique to women infected with HIV. The target audience is clinicians who provide primary care to women, as well as those seeking a more in-depth understanding of how to care for women with HIV/AIDS.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection in women
  • Approach to the patient
  • Prevention of HIV
  • Primary medical care
  • Adherence to HIV therapies
  • Gynecologic problems
  • HIV and reproduction
  • Addressing cultural issues to improve quality of care
  • Psychiatric issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Adolescents
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Occupational exposure
  • Pharmacologic considerations in HIV-infected pregnant patients
  • Resources
  • International issues (India, Zambia, Brazil)
  • Nutrition counseling, care, and support
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Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau

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Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Release Date: 01/2005
  • Original Summary: 04/2006
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Last updated: August 08, 2012.