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Testing Pregnant Women

The WSMA supports the USPHS/CDC guidelines urging that pregnant women undergo HIV counseling and testing and that those found to carry HIV be urged to take appropriate anti-retroviral treatment to protect their offspring. (EC Rpt A, A-96) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA supports the Center for Disease Control guidelines and strongly urges all providers seeing pregnant women to become aware of the clinical evidence and to implement standards for screening and treating women for HIV infection. (Res A-1, A-96) (Amended A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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