What can I do to reduce my risk of transmission?

Preventing HIV transmission to the baby takes a lot of steps. It is most important that you see your doctor regularly so that they can monitor your health and the pregnancy. Some of the main steps to prevent transmission are:

  • Prenatal care (attending all visits)
  • Specialty HIV care (all visits)
  • Anti-HIV drugs (during pregnancy, at a delivery and for the baby)
  • Formula feeding (Breastfeeding is strongly discouraged as this increases the chance of transmission)