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UAB Investigates Barriers to HIV Care Retention among Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Declines in HIV care and treatment adherence among HIV-infected women during pregnancy to the postpartum period have significant implications for the clinical outcomes and overall well-being of HIV-infected women, especially due to immunosuppression during the postpartum period. While the overall increased risk for mortality associated with HIV care discontinuation is well established, the reasons for HIV care nonadherence among HIV-infected postpartum women are largely unknown.