Susan Holman is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner who has been involved in various AIDS related clinical and research activities at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York since 1983. For the past three and a half years, she has been the site coordinator of a National Institutes of Health funded study of perinatal transmission of HIV. She is also a member of the faculty at SUNY Health Science Center's College of Nursing.
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TRANSMISSION OF HIV INFECTION IN WOMEN
Considerations for Nurse-Midwives
Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011
1989 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 34, Issue 5, pages 233–241, September-October 1989
How to Cite
Holman, S. (1989), EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TRANSMISSION OF HIV INFECTION IN WOMEN. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 34: 233–241. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(89)90106-7
- Issue online: 10 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011
HIV infection in women is a problem of growing magnitude and concern in the United States. Midwives, as primary care women's health care providers, must be fully informed about the scope of HIV infection in women in order to provide appropriate education and care to their patients. This article reviews the epidemiology and transmission of HIV infection as they pertain to women including issues of perinatal and breast milk transmission. The natural history of vertically acquired pediatric HIV infection is also discussed.