Human immunodeficiency virus infection among both women of reproductive age and their infants is rapidly increasing.
One strategy to address this increase involves the offering of routine voluntary antepartum human immunodeficiency virus antibody counseling and testing.
The rationale for this policy is that all prenatal patients are educated about the major modes of viral transmission and encouraged to practice risk reduction behavior.
Human immunodeficiency virus-infected women receive comprehensive prenatal care; they are referred for medical follow-up, and their infants are identified and targeted for pediatric infectious disease follow-up.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Homme, Séropositivité, Dépistage, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Femelle, Analyse routine, Exploration immunologique, Stratégie, Gestation, Anticorps, Indication, Sérologie, Information
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Seropositivity, Medical screening, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Female, Routine analysis, Immunological investigation, Strategy, Pregnancy, Antibody, Indication, Serology, Information
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0395922
Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 199406.