A 29 year old HIV-negative pregnant woman, with a male partner living with HIV, comes to labor and delivery. A healthy baby girl is born. Postpartum, the mom asks if she is allowed to immediately breastfeed, and wants to know if her newborn is at risk for HIV exposure.
In March 2017, the 30 for 30 Campaign, CHANGE, Advocates for Youth, HIVEonline, and OWEL held a webinar examining how woman and girls across the age spectrum are affected by HIV.
Watch this Google+ Hangout on Air as we hear from PrEP champions from around the country who shared lessons learned and discuss the way forward for integrating PrEP into family planning services.
Check out the recording of “Before the Pen Hits the Pad: Education for Health Care Providers”!
468,000 women in the U.S. are eligible for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Many vulnerable women only access care or increase their access of care in and around pregnancy.
Worldwide, approximately one million reproductive-aged women were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. 60% of new HIV infections in individuals under age 25 were in women and girls . Globally, 40% of pregnancies are unintended. There is significant overlap between areas with higher rates of HIV and unintended pregnancies.