Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Kneeshe

I had my daughter back in 2002. I wanted to be the best mom that I could possibly be for her.

I wanted to make sure that she was as healthy as possible and I wanted to make sure that I did not transmit HIV to my daughter.

If you want to conceive a baby, talk with your doctors to make sure that your viral load is undetectable and your CD4 is doing well and to make sure that you’re on the right medication.

Every woman in America should be tested for HIV. Do it at your annual exam, ask for the test.

If you’re a woman that is living with HIV, talk to your gynecologist to see what the best plan is for you when you’re trying to conceive.

I have a daughter who is HIV negative. She’s 17 years old and she’s my bright light.

Let’s Talk About HIV Treatment!

Antiretrovirals, the medications used to treat HIV, keep you healthy and prevent the spread of HIV to others.

Even if you do not have insurance, or are underinsured, there are options to get the care and medications you need to stay healthy.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Care Program offers support services for people with HIV, including mental health care, housing assistance, and more.

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program to help individuals with financial need get their HIV medications.

Click here to find out more about the health and preventative benefits of HIV treatment.