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Care of the Adolescent With HIV

HENRY-REID, LISA M. MD; MARTINEZ, JAIME MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2008 - Volume 51 - Issue 2 - p 319-328
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31816d740c
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

The obstetrician/gynecologists may be responsible for the primary reproductive healthcare, prenatal care and pregnancy options counseling of the adolescent with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Important knowledge includes the stages of HIV infection, biologic and behavioral risk factors for HIV acquisition in youth, HIV counseling and testing procedures, and the reproductive healthcare issues in HIV-positive adolescents.

Department of Pediatrics, Stroger Hospital, ACHN and the CORE Center, Chicago, Illinois

Correspondence: Lisa M. Henry-Reid, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Stroger Hospital, ACHN and the CORE Center, 1900 W. Polk Street, Room 1111, Chicago, IL. E-mail: LHenryReid@aol.com

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.