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HIV and Pregnancy

A pregnant mother who may have HIV needs to take precautions in preparation for the arrival of her newborn. She will need to think of her own health and the health of her child.

Not all infected women will pass HIV to their child. Only 1 in 4 pregnant women with HIV will transmit the virus to their newborn. There are some things you can do to decrease the risk of transmission. Today’s treatment can lower passing HIV to your child to a rate as low as 1 in 100.

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