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REDUCING PERINATAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV: EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTIONS DURING PREGNANCY

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  • Elizabeth Stein CNM, MSN, MPH,

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      Elizabeth Stein, 345 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021.
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    • Elizabeth Stein received a nurse-midwifery education and masters of science in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing and a masters of public health from Columbia University School of Public Health. She is currently involved with NIH/HIV research and clinical care (ob/gyn) at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and Kings County Hospital Center.

  • Edward Handelsman MD,

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    • Dr. Edward Handelsman is a pediatric HIV specialist. He is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and Kings County Hospital Center. He is an investigator for the Women, Infants Transmission Study and the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group. He is a special advisor to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the field of perinatal transmission.

  • Roland Matthews MD

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    • Dr. Roland Matthews is a gynecologic oncologist. He is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and Kings County Hospital Center.


Elizabeth Stein, 345 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021.

ABSTRACT

This article reviews the New York State regulations regarding expedited testing of newborns for exposure to HIV. Included is a review of statistics as well as the medical and obstetric management of HIV positive pregnant women, including route of delivery. The professional responsibility of midwives, physicians, and other clinicians regarding maternal and neonatal health care is emphasized, especially in states without expedited testing.

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