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

Positively UK

Body and Soul – a family HIV charity.


Last updated: 1 April 2019.