Oct 24 2014
The National Institutes of Health regularly updates and maintains guidelines for the care and treatment of HIV infected pregnant women.READ MORE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately one-fifth (21%) do not know they are infected.
Women make up a growing proportion of new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States and women of color are disproportionately affected:
The use of antiretroviral medications given to women with HIV during pregnancy and labor and to their newborns in the first hours after birth can reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission from 25% to less than 1%. Without treatment, approximately 1 in 4 exposed babies will be infected.