Immunocompromised Conditions: PDF OnlyBenson Mindy S. MSN PNPThe Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: March 1994 - p 79-89 Buy Abstract The numbers of women and children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are growing rapidly. As these numbers increase, we can expect a strong impact on our health care system and our society as a whole. Research in the area of perinatal HIV is ongoing and of critical importance. Clinicians and hospital staff (as well as our communities) must be prepared to care for an ever growing number of newborns who are at risk for HIV infection. This article provides a review of the recent literature regarding perinatal HIV as well as a summary of the medical and psychosocial management of infants who are at risk for perinatally acquired HIV © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.