Will my baby need to take HIV drugs after he or she is born?
Yes. All baby’s need to take a short course of HIV drugs for the first four weeks of life, if their mother is HIV positive.
The most likely drug will be AZT.
This must be taken twice a day. In a few cases your baby may be given another drug or a combination of drugs. This is if you have a virus that is resistant to AZT, or if your baby was born while you still have a detectable viral load.
Plan a routine where you and your baby take these meds together at the same time.
Last updated: 1 December 2015.