Women facing HIV. Key question on women with hiv infection: Italian consensus workshop

G. Carosi, P. Nasta, S. Fiore, A. Matteelli, R. Cauda, E. Ferrazzi, E. Tamburrini, V. Savasi, T. Bini, M. Ravizza, A. Bucceri, F. Vichi, R. Murri, F. Mazzotta, A. D'Arminio Monforte

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A panel of leading Italian specialists in infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynaecology met in a national consensus workshop on women facing HIV to review critical aspects and discuss recommendations for selected key questions on four issues: (1) women and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): access to care and adherence to therapy, side effects and drug-drug interaction; (2) HIV-infected pregnant women: prevention of mother to child transmission; (3) desire for children among women living with HIV: assisted reproduction; (4) sexually transmitted diseases and genital disturbances. The method of a nominal group meeting was used, and recommendations were graded for their strength and quality of evidence using a system based on the one adopted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Main conclusions are summarized and critically discussed, and some of the most recent data supporting recommendations are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-178
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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