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This review highlights the rising prevalence of HIV in pregnancy both in the developed and developing world. It focuses on the challenges of diagnosis and management of Pneumocystis (carinii) jiroveci pneumonia in an HIV-positive pregnant woman. Public health efforts need to continue addressing testing at the earliest opportunity, the psychosocial issues which impact negatively on the care of HIV-positive individuals and ways to reduce stigmatisation associated with this viral illness.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00404-009-1104-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arch Gynecol Obstet

Publication Date

01/2010

Volume

281

Pages

1 - 3

Keywords

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Adult, Fatal Outcome, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Pneumocystis carinii, Pneumonia, Pneumocystis, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious