To screen or not to screen for HIV in pregnant women

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Abstract

The problems linked with HIV screening are formidable. In the special population of pregnant women, these issues become even more complex because of concerns over patient autonomy, efficacy of therapy, and potential harm to the fetus. Primary care physicians must be aware of these issues and, ideally, should be advocates for educating their patients and the public at large. Until the potential costs of mandatory screening are balanced against the perceived benefits, debate on these issues will continue to be highly emotional and politically charged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-90
Number of pages14
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume102
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1997

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Pregnant Women
Mandatory Testing
HIV
Primary Care Physicians
Fetus
Costs and Cost Analysis
Population
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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