HIV in Pregnancy Childbirth

By: Birthspirit  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Midwifery, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Midwifery Books

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HIV in Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jane Kennedy

Second Edition 2003; First published in 1994; 140 pages; 21.5 x 14 cms;

Index to this page:

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Acknowledgements vi; Abbreviations used in this text vii; Preface viii; Chapter I The virus I; Chapter 2 Global epidemiology 15; Chapter 3 The course of HIV disease 24; Chapter 4 Transmission of HIV to mother and child 37; Chapter 5 Laboratory testing for HIV infection 49; Chapter 6 Testing for HIV infection for the childbearing woman 59; Chapter 7 Care during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period 83; Chapter 8 Care of the infant 95; Chapter 9 Health care workers and HIV infection 103; Chapter 10 Personal perspectives I I 0; References I I 7; Appendices 127; Index 136

Jane Kennedy MSc BSc RGN RM is a midwife and HIV counsellor at St Thomas' Hospital, King's Healthcare Trust, London, United Kingdom.

'The style of writing is user friendly and the summaries presented at the end of each chapter help the reader understand the subjects tackled and identifies the key issues.' Alice Darkoa Asare-Allotey, Midwifery, June 2004

From the book cover:

  • An exploration of the latest research into the HIV virus focussing on issues specifically relevant to pregnant women and the newborn
  • Written by a midwife who specialises in counselling HIV-positive women, this book deals with the issues midwives are most likely to encounter in practice
  • Discusses the latest findings on breastfeeding and routes of transmission of the virus
  • Includes guidelines and recommendations for the management of infected healthcare workers

Keywords: Midwifery, Midwifery Books, Midwifery Skills, Pregnancy and Childbirth,

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