HIV Infection, Pregnant Women, and Newborns: A Policy Proposal for Information and Testing

Working Group on HIV Testing of Pregnant Women and Newborns

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As the public health impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in women and children has increased, so has interest in screening pregnant women and newborns for evidence of HIV infection. However, screening of pregnant women and newborns raises profound moral, legal, and policy issues. In this article, we present and defend a detailed 10-point program of policy recommendations for both pregnant women and newborns. We advocate informing all pregnant women and new mothers about the HIV epidemic and the availability of testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2416-2420
Number of pages5
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Nov 14 1990


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  • Medicine(all)

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