I’m pregnant and just started medication, will my child be OK?
My Cd4 count is 160 and I’m 4 months pregnant and only starting treatment now. Does it mean my baby will be born HIV positive since my cd4 is that low?
Thanks for getting in touch.
When someone is pregnant what’s important is there viral load, not their CD4 count.
Now that you’re on medication your HIV will begin to become controlled. Your viral load will decrease and your CD4 count will rise. The lower your viral load is, the less chance there is of transmitting HIV to your child. Please see the following guide for more info about pregnancy and HIV as well as testing in babies. http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy
Because you’re new to medication you may also find the this guide helpful: http://i-base.info/guides/starting