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Midwifery care of HIV positive mothers in Australia

journal contribution
posted on 06.04.2020, 00:00 by Tanya Capper
What is HIV? Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a communicable virus that is spread through some body fluids. Untreated HIV infection can severely compromise the immune system by attacking and destroying CD4 cells, leaving it vulnerable to infection and disease, later resulting in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). There are two types of HIV infection, HIV-1, and HIV-2. HIV-1 accounts for 95% of all HIV infections and is the type most commonly seen in Australia (Avert, 2019).

History

Volume

19

Issue

3

Start Page

35

End Page

36

Number of Pages

2

ISSN

1446-5612

Publisher

Australian Midwifery News

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Australian Midwifery News

Exports

CQUniversity

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