This category contains studies about the health and well-being of reproductive aged women living with or affected by HIV. Examples include studies examining trends in ART prescribing patterns for pregnant women, determinants of viral suppression and CD4 in repeat pregnancies, substance use in pregnancy and in the postpartum period, associations of ART with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and relationship of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum.
Substance Use Among Pregnant and Postpartum People Living with HIV
Some pregnant or postpartum people may take cannabis thinking it is safe, or they may be prescribed an opioid for pain management. However, both cannabis and opioids can carry risks for the baby. We wanted to understand more about opioid and cannabis use in pregnancy and after birth, and we wondered if we might see differences where cannabis is legal.