HIV Testing in Pregnancy
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.
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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These guidelines are to support health practitioners to provide consistent information and appropriate services when offering HIV testing to pregnant women.
The NSU offers on-line education for health providers who provide services within the antenatal and newborn screening programmes.
Answers to some commonly asked questions about HIV testing in pregnancy
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Page last updated: 28 November 2014