Clinical Practice: Women and HIV Website a Useful Resource for You and Your Patients

December 1 is World AIDS Day. In the United States, women account for 19 percent of new HIV infections and 25 percent of persons diagnosed with AIDS who die with HIV/AIDS. Women are particularly vulnerable to HIV due to social, behavioral and biological factors. In most women with HIV, infection is diagnosed during reproductive years. Ob-gyns can play a critical role in reducing sexual transmission of HIV.

 

The ACOG Women and HIV website has links to resources from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Health and other HIV expert organizations. The Women and HIV website is continually updated with new webinars. Most recently, ACOG hosted a webinar on Gynecological Care for Women and Adolescents with HIV based on the Practice Bulletin 167: Gynecologic Care for Women and Adolescents with HIV.

 

View a recording of the webinar on the Women and HIV website.

 

Physicians and patients can also access ACOG clinical guidance for both pregnant and non-pregnant women on the Women and HIV website. Easily access ACOG’s HIV-related Committee Opinions and Practice Bulletins, resources on reducing mother-to-child transmission, preventing HIV infection with PrEP, pregnancy planning, preconception care and gynecologic health for HIV-positive women and adolescents.

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