What’s New in the Guidelines

“The section now describes how the Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission (the Panel) evaluates the risks and benefits of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs during pregnancy, develops recommendations about the use of ARV drugs in pregnancy, and collaborates with the Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents to address concerns related to drug safety in pregnancy.”

HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

“Some pregnant women with HIV/AIDS may not know that they have it. So it is important that all women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant have an HIV test as early as possible. Because most pregnant women with HIV/AIDS and their babies take HIV/AIDS medicines, few babies in the United States get HIV.”