Both parents are HIV positive. Will baby be safe?
1 March 2023. Related: All topics, Pregnancy.
Both partners are HIV positive and having unprotected sex and pregnant. Can the unborn baby be infected?
Hi, how are you doing?
Congratulations on the pregnancy.
Are you and/or your partner on treatment? and if so what have you had recent viral load testing?
If you both have undetectable viral loads, risk to baby is very small. Baby will also be given their own medication after being born (for how long depends on risk to baby).
Risk is still small if only mum is on treatment with an undetectable viral load. Risk to baby is more affected by how mums HIV managed rather than dads.