HIV and pregnancy: Challenges in practice

Sharon Wilson

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Abstract

Midwives face great challenges in practice in caring for women with multiple medical, social and psychological needs. This article highlights the issues such as extreme grief reaction, fear of abandonment and stigma and prejudice that women face when they are diagnosed HIV positive during pregnancy. The article also discusses the importance of communication and a multi-agency approach in providing safe antenatal care for vulnerable women and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalPractising Midwife
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Maternity and Midwifery

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