Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and Preterm Birth

Researchers at Emory University studied HIV-positive women who delivered in Atlanta for effects on perinatal outcomes as a result of co-infection with other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Women in the study had a higher risk of preterm birth if they were HIV-positive as well as positive for another STI.  The results emphasize the need for continued routine STI screening in HIV-positive pregnant women to reduce the risks of preterm delivery.


Burnett E, Loucks TL, Lindsay M. Perinatal outcomes in HIV positive pregnant women with concomitant sexually transmitted infections. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2015;2015:508482. doi: 10.1155/2015/508482. Epub 2015 Mar.



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