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Question

My partners just been diagnosed, is my baby at risk?

Hi, I’ve recently found out that my partner is HIV positive and its been weeks since we had unprotected sex. I am a breastfeeding mother of a 1 year old baby boy. What are the chances of my baby being infected with the disease?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

If a baby is going to contract HIV then this will be through a mother is who HIV positive. As long as you aren’t positive then there isn’t a risk.

Have you had a HIV test since your partner was diagnosed? If you haven’t then this is something that you should do. It would also be a good idea to have your child tested and if possible to stop breastfeeding. This is a precautionary measure.

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