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Diagnosis And Management of HIV In Pregnancy
Early and routine HIV testing during pregnancy is essential for timely diagnosis. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces transmission risk, protecting the fetus. Regular monitoring ensures optimal immune health for both mother and child. Tailored ART regimens consider viral load, CD4 count, and maternal health. Scheduled cesarean section may be recommended to minimize transmission risks during childbirth. Administering antiretroviral drugs to newborns further reduces the risk of transmission during breastfeeding. Continuous medical surveillance monitors both maternal and infant health. Addressing stigma and providing counseling supports the emotional well-being of pregnant individuals with HIV. Educating patients on adherence, contraception, and the importance of medical follow-ups is crucial for successful management.
About the Speaker
Dr Maitrayee Chennu
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Sankhya Hospitals, Hyderabad
Dr Chennu's dedication to her patients and her profession has earned her a reputation as a compassionate and highly competent physician, and she is a valuable asset to the team at Sankhya Hospitals.