Lots of women who test positive for HIV when they are pregnant don’t know they have it. They might have no symptoms or never tested before.
It’s important to test for HIV to see if you have it, so that you can take steps to:
- keep yourself healthy
- prevent HIV passing to your child.
Taking antiretroviral treatment (ART) stops this from happening. It allows mothers to have safe and healthy pregnancies and give birth to healthy HIV-negative children.