Special considerations for pregnant or postpartum women – AHF Myanmar

Special considerations for pregnant or postpartum women

Pre-test information or health education for women who are or may become pregnant or are postpartum should also include:

  • the potential risk of transmitting HIV to the infant
  • measures that can be taken to reduce mother-to-child transmission, including the provision of ART to benefit the mother and prevent HIV transmission to the infant
  • counselling on infant feeding practices to reduce the risk of HIV transmission
  • the benefits of early HIV diagnosis for mothers and infants
  • encouragement for partner testing.