Background and general questions
If you have just been diagnosed with HIV and/or found out that you are pregnant
Both pregnancy and HIV involve many new words and terms. We try to explain what these terms mean and how they might affect your life.
A very important part of ensuring that a woman has a healthy pregnancy
and an HIV negative baby is making sure that she has all the support she needs, including with adjusting to her diagnosis.
Your heath care team will be aware of this. But please talk to them if you need additional support and information.
There are lots of people, services and other sources of information and peer support to help HIV positive women and their families.
Good sources of community support
Body and Soul – a family HIV charity.
- More about if you just found out you have HIV
- Can HIV positive women become mothers?
- Your HIV treatment will protect your baby
- How is HIV transmitted to a baby?
- Are pregnant women automatically offered HIV testing?
- Is it really safe to take HIV medicines during pregnancy?
- Will being pregnant make my HIV worse?
- Additional info
Last updated: 1 April 2019.