Human Immunodeficiency Virus In pregnancy



Abdulhafid A. Abudher

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tripoli Medical Centre

JMJ Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 2001): 13-16


Human infection with immunodeficiency virus (HIV) results after percutaneous introduction of infected material, usually blood or body fluids. HIV is largely transmitted by sexual intercourse: it is generally thought to occur through minute cracks and fissures in the skin exposed to the infected materials.

Infection with this virus is particularly relevant to obstetric, gynaecologic and paediatric practice

Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Pregnancy