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HIV and Pregnancy

Health Information for Patients

February 2012

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HIV and Pregnancy

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These fact sheets on HIV and pregnancy are intended for women infected with HIV who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. the fact sheets include information to help women infected with HIV stay healthy during pregnancy and reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies.

The information in these fact sheets is based on the Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States. The Guidelines are developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission, a working group of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC). The Guidelines are updated according to the latest advances in the management of HIV in pregnant women and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The current Guidelines are available on the AIDSinfo website at http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines.

These fact sheets are not intended as a substitute for the expert advice and care of medical professionals. For individualized treatment, pregnant women infected with HIV should consult with a health care provider experienced in managing HIV during pregnancy.

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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Marry (NY) Thu., Aug. 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm EDT
I am pregnat and last week my health provider request me to HIV test and now am 37 weeks , I never test HIV so far and till date they did not give me a call . if my result is positive should they have call me to make the second test or they will only tell me during my next visit . am really worried about my result as it is my first time
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