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Question

If my baby is positive, will he be given meds?

Hi I’m positive and breastfeeding and my baby. They were tested after delivery and I will get their results back results back in 6 weeks. If he’s positive, will he be given treatment?

Answer

Answer: Lisa Thorley

Thanks for getting in touch.

Before you start worrying about this, its important that your baby go through all the tests that are needed. This can take up to 18 months. If he is positive, then his doctor will advise you on what will need to be done.

Its important to remember though, that if your viral load was undetectable when you gave birth, the risk is drastically reduced.

2 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Siwap,

    When you gave birth, was your baby given any HIV medication? Are you on HIV medication?

    Women with high viral loads shouldn’t be breastfeeding babies. Therefore, your baby should be on formula.

  2. siwap

    I’m a worried mom, my viral load is very high and I’m breastfeeding am I going 2 infect my baby with HIV?

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