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Module 5- HIV care during Pregnancy

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you will have a better understanding of the:

  • Basics of ARV therapy and importance of adherence 
  • Importance of monitoring HIV Viral load during pregnancy
  • Impact of HIV on choices 
  • Experience of taking HIV medication

 

Introduction

  • People living with diagnosed HIV in the UK can expect a near normal life expectancy, particularly if diagnosed promptly
  • The most important factor that predicts the risk of MTCT is the level of HIV virological suppression at delivery and is dependent on adherence to an antiretroviral drug regime