HIV Testing in Pregnancy

Photo of a pregnant woman
The aim of HIV testing in Pregnancy is to identify pregnant women with HIV so they can be given treatment which will reduce the likelihood of HIV being transmitted to their baby. The Ministry of Health strongly recommend all pregnant women have a HIV test.

 

Why screen?

Diagnosis, treatment and intervention of women with HIV in pregnancy reduces the chance of perinatal transmission of the virus from 31.5 percent to less than 1 percent.

 

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Page last updated: 28 November 2014