HIV in Pregnancy

Pregnant women with HIV should take HIV medicines during pregnancy for their own health and to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Utmost HIV medicines are safe to use during pregnancy. In common, HIV medicines don’t increase the risk of birth defects. With the implementation of HIV testing, counseling, antiretroviral medication, delivery by cesarean section prior to onset of labor, and discouraging breastfeeding, the mother-to-infant transmission has decreased to less than 2%.