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IWK - 80.26 Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission Prophylaxis


To prevent perinatal transmission it is recommended that HIV-1 infected pregnant women and their babies receive combined antepartum, intrapartum and neonatal prophylactic treatment. The IWK Health Centre shall follow the most recent recommendations for use of antiretroviral drugs in pregnant HIV-1 infected women for maternal health and interventions to reduce perinatal HIV-1 transmission. Initiation of therapy shall be made in collaboration with QEII Health Sciences Centre Infectious Disease and IWK Infectious Disease teams.