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H.I.V Pregnancy

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Nyia Carter

on 2 June 2017

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Transcript of H.I.V Pregnancy

What is H.I.V ?
H.I.V stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV causes AIDS, Interferes with the body's ability to fight off infections.

HIV is transmitted only in certain body fluids from a person infected with HIV.
Some of the ways HIV is transmitted is by: Blood, Semen, Pre-seminal fluids, Rectal fluids, Vaginal fluids and Breast milk.
In the United States the most common way to get HIV is from anal and vaginal sex with someone who has the virus.
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the spread of HIV from an HIV-infected woman to her child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
 Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is also called Perinatal Transmission of HIV.
Mother-to-child transmission is the most common way that children become infected with HIV.

H.I.V Pregnancy
By:Anyia Carter
Is it possible that HIV can be prevent from mother-to-child?
HIV can be prevent from mother-to-child. The prevention risk is at 1% I know No help at all.
HIV is detected as early as possible during pregnancy or even before a woman gets pregnant.
Women with HIV receive HIV medicine during pregnancy,childbirth and when having a scheduled C-section.
Babies born to women with HIV receive HIV medicines for 4 to 6 weeks after birth and are not breastfed.
A Scheduled C-section can reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in women who have a high viral load which is a 1,000 copies or an unknown viral load near the time of delivery.
A C-Section delivery to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is scheduled for the 38th week of pregnancy.
2 weeks before a woman’s expected due date. 
The CDC recommends that all women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant get tested for HIV as early as possible.
If not tested, the women will still get medication.
The risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to protect their own health.
HIV medicines are recommended for everyone infected with HIV.
HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives and reduce the risk of transmission of HIV.
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