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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 76-82
Clinical Study

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Pregnancy

Clinical Affairs, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 12, Brooklyn 11203, NY, USA

Received 18 February 1994; Accepted 15 June 1994

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is clearly one of the most serious health-care crises in the professional lives of contemporary physicians. It cannot be regarded as a curiosity to be dealt with by inner-city infectious-disease experts, but rather must be considered a problem for all health-care providers and a problem in which the obstetrician-gynecologist has a special role to play.