The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive pregnant women in the UK. The scope includes guidance on the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) both to prevent HIV mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) and for the welfare of the mother herself, guidance on mode of delivery and recommendations in specific patient populations where other factors need to be taken into consideration, such as co-infection with other agents. The guidelines are aimed at clinical professionals directly involved with, and responsible for, the care of pregnant women with HIV infection.
Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women 2012
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Dr A de Ruiter, Dr Graham P Taylor, Ms Polly Clayden, Dr Jyoti Dhar, Mrs Kate Gandhi, Dr Yvonne Gilleece, Dr Kate Harding, Dr Phillip Hay, Ms Jane Kennedy, Dr Naomi Low-Beer, Dr Hermione Lyall, Dr Adrian Palfreeman, Dr Pat Tookey, Dr Steven Welch, Dr Ed Wilkins
Guidelines updates and date of next review
The guidelines are being fully updated and revised in 2014 (consultation period has now closed). The Writing Group will continue to meet regularly to consider new information from high-quality studies an publish amendments and addendums to the current recommendations before the full revision date where this is thought to be clinically important to ensure continued best practice.
HIV Medicine (2012), 13 (Suppl. 2), 87–157.