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Guidelines for Use of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnancy (Pocket Card) HTML

Source: AIDS Education & Training Centers National Resource Center

Printable document that includes recommendations for antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to prevent HIV transmission during pregnancy and for infants exposed to HIV.

http://aidsetc.org/sites/default/files/resources_files/pregnancy.pdf

HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children HTML

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information and statistics about perinatal transmission of HIV (i.e., HIV transmission from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding) and challenges associated with preventing perinatal HIV transmission.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/pregnantwomen/facts/index.html

HIV Among Women HTML

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fact sheet that includes information and statistics on HIV/AIDS in women and information on prevention challenges for women.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/women/facts/index.html

HIV Infection in Women HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Information about HIV/AIDS in women, including information on current National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) research, HIV transmission, and symptoms of HIV infection specific to women.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Population%20Specific%20Information/Pages/womenHiv.aspx

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) HTML

Source: HIV Prevention Trials Network

Official website of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV.

http://www.hptn.org/index.htm

HIV, AIDS, and Women HTML

Source: U.S. Office on Women's Health

Information about HIV/AIDS specifically for women, including testing, prevention, research, and treatment.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/#

HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy HTML

Source: MedlinePlus

Links to information about HIV/AIDS and pregnancy.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/aidsandpregnancy.html

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer/Office on Women's Health HTML

Source: U.S. Office on Women's Health

Information about human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer for women who are infected with HIV.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/opportunistic-infections-and-other-conditions/human-papillomavirus-cervical-cancer-and-hiv-aids.html

Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) HTML

Source: Microbicide Trials Network

Official website of the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), an international clinical trials network focused on reducing the transmission of HIV through the development and evaluation of microbicides.

http://www.mtnstopshiv.org/#

MMWR: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings HTML

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations on HIV testing procedures for health care providers working in hospital emergency departments, urgent care clinics, inpatient services, substance abuse treatment clinics, public health clinics, community clinics, correctional health care facilities, and primary care settings.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day HTML

Source: AIDSinfo

Information and links about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and HIV/AIDS research and resources for women and girls. 

http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/hiv-aids-awareness-days/149/national-women-and-girls-hiv-aids-awareness-day

Office on Women's Health Website HTML

Source: U.S. Office on Women's Health

Information for both the general public and health care professionals on women's health issues, links to publications, and other government resources.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/#

Opportunistic Infections (OIs) and Other Conditions HTML

Source: U.S. Office on Women's Health

Information about opportunistic infections (OIs) and other conditions that occur in HIV-infected people, especially women.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/opportunistic-infections-and-other-conditions/#

Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV After Birth PDF (94 KB)

Source: AIDSinfo

Fact sheet providing information on the testing and treatment of babies who are born to HIV-positive women and other considerations these women face.

http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/24/71/preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-after-birth

Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV During Childbirth PDF (90 KB)

Source: AIDSinfo

Fact sheet with information on how to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during childbirth, including information on HIV medications and scheduled cesarean deliveries.

http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/24/70/preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-during-childbirth

Prevention Challenges (in Women) HTML

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of the HIV prevention challenges that women face.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/challenges.htm

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV PDF (93 KB)

Source: AIDSinfo

Fact sheet with information on how to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, including information on the safety of HIV medicines during pregnancy.

http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/20/50/prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv

Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Testing during Labor and Delivery for Women of Unknown HIV Status: A Practical Guide and Model Protocol HTML

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information for health care providers who are planning and implementing a rapid HIV testing program for pregnant women of unknown HIV status during labor and delivery.

http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/13256/

Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States PDF (1.6 MB)

Source: AIDSinfo

Printer-friendly guidelines for treating HIV-infected pregnant women and interventions to prevent perinatal transmission, including information on drug regimens, safety and toxicity of medications, delivery options, and care of infants born to HIV-infected mothers.

http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/PerinatalGL.pdf

The Use of HIV Medicines During Pregnancy
PDF (100 KB)

Source: AIDSinfo

Fact sheet with information about the use of HIV medicines during pregnancy, including information on medication safety, when pregnant women should begin taking HIV medicines, and which HIV medicines pregnant women should take.

http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/24/72/the-use-of-hiv-medicines-during-pregnancy

When One Partner is HIV+ HTML

Source: AIDS.gov

Information about mixed-status relationships (i.e., one person is HIV-infected and one person is HIV-uninfected), including links to fact sheets and other resources.

http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/mixed-status-couples/

Women of All Races and Ethnicities Can Get HIV

Source: U.S. Office on Women's Health

Information on HIV infection among women of racial and ethnic minority populations, including links to additional resources and organizations.

http://womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/women-are-at-risk-of-hiv/women-of-all-races-ethnicities-can-get-hiv.html