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Pregnancy

Adherence tips

Adherence is the word that describes taking your meds. For ART to work, adherence needs to be good. Try to take every dose on time. Follow advice to take with or without food. Tell your doctor about other drugs or …

ART choice

It is your choice when to start ART You also can be involved in the choice of which meds to use. ART needs to best fit your life and you are the person taking ART. This will involve talking to …

References

This page links to references for the i-Base treatment guides and Pocket ART leaflets Each resource is based on UK and international treatment guidelines, plus additional research studies. The same references are used for both the small pocket size leaflet …

Quotes

The Pocket guides include small quotes about different aspects of HIV treatment. These quote from HIV positive people or community advocates were edited from longer quotes used in the full i-Base guides. Thank you to everyone who agreed to let …

Feeding

Because HIV is present in breastmilk, bottle feeding with formula milk is strongly recommended in the UK Bottle feeding with formula milk is health and nutritious and 100% safe for protecting your baby from becoming infected by HIV. More information: …

Choice of delivery

As with everything else in your pregnancy, you have choices for how your baby will be born. Some women prefer a vaginal birth and some women prefer a C-section. These are things to discuss with your health team. Vaginal delivery …

Planning

Some people become pregnant without planning and for others it is an active decision If you are planning a pregnancy there is a lot of support to help. The following links below include more information about different situations. Planning your pregnancy. …

Can I have a baby?

Yes, with HIV treatment Women around the world have safely used antiretroviral drugs in pregnancy now for over 20 years. Treatment will reduce the risk of your baby becoming HIV-positive to almost zero. The information in our Pocket guide to …

Pregnancy

Having a baby involves much more than the medical and practical side to pregnancy. For many people it is a central part of their life. Although HIV makes life more complicated, you can still have children and a family. ART …