The goal of this continuing education program is to help nurses advance their understanding of the mechanisms of perinatal HIV transmission, factors associated with its prevention, and related legal and ethical issues. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify factors that increase the risk of perinatal HIV transmission.
- Discuss strategies to reduce mother-to-infant HIV transmission.
- Describe different approaches to HIV screening in women of reproductive age, pregnant women, and women in labor whose infection status is unknown.