Vertical Transmission

BHIVA guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy and postpartum 2018 (2020 third interim update)

Some significant updates to the guidelines include:

  • an expanded focus on psychosocial care of women living with HIV during and after pregnancy
  • updated consideration of the safety of newer antiretrovirals at conception and during pregnancy
  • a review of guidance relating to breast feeding including examples of supplementary material that can help guide decision making as well as monitoring and support of women choosing to breast feed
  • modified neonatal post-exposure prophylaxis recommendations including a 14 day shortened duration in the context of very low risk of transmission
  • a new section on postpartum management of women living with HIV.