A risk-stratified approach to labour and delivery in HIV-infected women in a large tertiary Hospital in the North of Italy

A. Palmeri, D. Gerbaldo, N. Riccardi, L. Taramasso, F. Del Puente, D. Ferraioli, A. Di Biagio

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Abstract

The management of HIV-infected woman who became pregnant needs the collaboration of different and complementary medical experts in order to minimize the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Currently, vaginal delivery must be guaranteed to all HIV-infected women in whom this choice is considered safe. The aim of our paper is to describe the organization of a large tertiary acute-care teaching hospital of Northern Italy with a total of 262 deliveries from 231 HIV-infected women between 1985 and 2014. A multidisciplinary team (MDT) has developed a risk-stratified three categories approach to labour and delivery in HIV-infected women in order to improve patient's care and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalGiornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Delivery
  • HIV-infected women
  • Labour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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