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Having a baby

Roger Pebody

Lots of people with HIV have had babies without passing on the infection. To do so, you need some help from your doctor.

If you are a woman with HIV, it's important to take anti-HIV drugs while pregnant, discuss your options for delivery with your doctor, and not breastfeed your baby.

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Having a baby

Published February 2015

Last reviewed February 2015

Next review February 2018

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