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Will I need to use contraception after the baby is born?

You will be given advice on contraception after your baby is born.

It is possible that going back to or starting oral contraception (the pill) will not be recommended if you started ART in pregnancy.

This is because some HIV drugs can reduce the levels of some oral contraceptives. This means they will not be foolproof birth control.

Please make sure both your home doctor (GP) and your HIV doctor knows about this and can advise you.

Last updated: 1 December 2015.