Your desire to have children

Whether you are a man with HIV or a woman with HIV, under a doctor’s supervision, it is possible for you to have a healthy baby. If you take certain precautions, it will be nearly impossible for you to pass on your HIV to your baby.


Information for mother-to-be

This brochure provides answers to many questions that HIV positive women have before
pregnancy as well as during and after pregnancy.mother to be

If you are HIV positive and pregnant, there are additional worries: you ask yourself whether your baby will be born HIV positive, you may become worried about your own health and perhaps you wonder whether you will be able to take good care of your baby. Perhaps you regret that you will not be able to breastfeed your baby and maybe you have apprehensions about all the medical fuss surrounding your pregnancy.

However, every year hundreds of HIV positive women give birth to babies. With correct medical care the chance that the baby will be HIV positive is very small: less than 1%. In spite of the worries that come along with this situation, most women can enjoy pregnancy as well as being a mother. Why not try that: do not let yourself be shut out because of the limitations
that come along with an HIV infection. If you are having a diffi cult time, just think of all the women before you who are now happy mothers of healthy babies.

Read the brochure online (pdf).

My Mum has HIV

A book for parents living with HIV and their children, Written by members of the Treatment Advocacy & Literacy Campaign (TALC), Zambia, September 2007. my mum

This edutainment book is intended for parents living with HIV and their children. It aims to support parents to disclose their status to their children, thereby hoping to increase levels of community treatment literacy and to improve adherence to HIV drugs (ARVs).

The book tells the story of a family affected by HIV, showing how the infected family members disclose their status to their family, seek treatment and live positively with HIV. Read the book online (pdf).


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