HIV-positive women safely having babies? Impossible!
This may be one of the saddest myths about HIV to persist to the present day. With rigorous prenatal care and treatment by knowledgeable providers, the chance that a mom living with HIV will transmit the virus to her baby is less than 2 percent. What seemed like a miracle at the dawn of the HIV epidemic is on its way to becoming a worldwide reality. Meanwhile, effective, tolerable HIV meds can make it possible for parents to watch their children grow into adulthood and beyond.
Many people who are not living with or otherwise affected by HIV may not be aware of this phenomenal news, so you can be the first to tell your friends: A woman can have a healthy pregnancy if she's HIV positive.