Loral Patchen is Director of the Center for Adolescent Women and a staff clinical attending in full-scope midwifery practice through a joint appointment at Washington Hospital Center and Unity Health Care, Inc. in the District of Columbia. She graduated from the Yale University Nurse-Midwifery Program in 1999.
Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV: An Evidence-Based Update For Midwives
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2001 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 46, Issue 6, pages 354–365, November-December 2001
How to Cite
Patchen, L. and Beal, M. W. (2001), Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV: An Evidence-Based Update For Midwives. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 46: 354–365. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(01)00197-0
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
This article presents an update on human immunodeficiency virus care in the United States, with an emphasis on care during pregnancy and strategies to prevent perinatal transmission. Common drug regimens are reviewed. Obstetric factors related to transmission, such as mode of delivery, also are discussed. Guidelines for collaboration between midwives and human immunodeficiency virus specialists are outlined.