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african baby

Thinking about having a baby

Your HIV status doesn't mean that you can't think about starting a family.



Safest ways to conceive.

sperm washing

Sperm washing

An option for couples who are both HIV-positive, or where the man is HIV-positive and the woman is not.

self insemination

Self insemination

An option for HIV positive women whose male partners are HIV negative.

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HIV treatment during pregnancy

If you have an undetectable viral load, you’ll normally continue taking your anti-HIV drugs throughout the pregnancy.

african mother and baby

Preventing mother to baby transmission

4 ways to prevent mother-to-baby transmission.

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Support while you are pregnant

Your healthcare team will play a key role in helping you stay well while you are pregnant.

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Antenatal care

Good antenatal care is an essential part of reducing the risk of your baby being born with HIV.

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Breastfeeding and postnatal care

Overwhelming life changes brought about by a new baby can be particularly complex for women with HIV.



Some methods of contraception are less effective if you are taking anti-HIV drugs.