Will my baby become HIV positive?
Good day, I was pregnant when I took an HIV test and I was positive. Started ARVs then gave birth with c-section. Never breasfed and baby’s first test was negative. I am giving him zidovudine syrup. I am gong for a second test on the 6th week, how likely is it baby will be positive?
Hi, how are you doing?
Congratulations on your baby.
When did you start taking your treatment during your pregnancy? As you had a c-section and you have not breastfed this greatly reduces the risk of transmission.
It is great the he has already tested negative and is taking zidovudine. It is very likely that he will remain negative. Even if you started treatment much later on in your pregnancy.
Many women all over the world find out their status late in their pregnancy. Then go on to have healthy, HIV negative babies. Even with a natural birth and breastfeeding.
It is now very rare that HIV positive woman have HIV positive children. There is no reason why you would be an exception.