Guide to HIV, pregnancy and women's health (HIV i-Base)

This guide explains what to do if you are diagnosed with HIV in pregnancy, and what to do if you already know you are HIV positive and decide to have a baby. It answers questions such as:

  • Is it really safe to take HIV medicines during pregnancy?
  • Will being pregnant make my HIV worse?
  • Should I expect more side effects when I am pregnant?
  • How and when will I know that my baby is HIV negative?
  • Will my baby need to take HIV drugs after he/she is born?
  • Can I breastfeed my baby?


Helpline: 0808 800 6013




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