Information available regarding the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in pregnant women indicates that the primary risk factor for infection is intravenous drug use. At Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, approximately 4.7% of pregnant women reported using intravenous drugs. The estimated prevalence of HIV infection among pregnant intravenous drug users at this hospital was 3.3%. This is similar to the HIV infection rates reported for nonpregnant parenteral drug-using populations in other areas of the southwestern United States, suggesting that there may be a lower rate of endemic infection in this region of the country.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Mar 1991|
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