Question: If a mother is HIV positive and pregnant, will her baby be born HIV positive too?
|Answer: With treatment, B|
The likelihood of mother-to-child transmission, in which an HIV-positive mother transmits HIV to her child during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or delivery, ranges from 15% to 45% in the absence of medical intervention. With access to appropriate treatment and care throughout pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life, this rate can be reduced to below 5%. Most pregnant women have between ten and 15 prenatal visits.
For more information, go to everymothercounts.org
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