Why is integrated HIV/OB care important?

Integrated HIV/OB care is essential for the best treatment of a woman who is pregnant and infected by HIV/AIDS. Both obstetric and infectious disease issues must be considered when recommending an antiretroviral regimen. A regimen needs to be followed and adjusted throughout pregnancy to achieve the goal of viral suppression at delivery. Ideally, infectious disease and obstetrical visits can be scheduled together to make it easier for the patient to make all appointments.