HIV-Positive Moms

by Cathy Parkes September 22, 2020 Updated: May 02, 2022

Care of an infant born to a HIV-positive mom. Scheduled c-section.
Administer antiviral agents during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and to newborn. Avoid forceps, vaccum, scalp electrodes, amniotomy. Breastfeeding NOT recommended.
Care of an infant born to a HIV-positive patient:
  • Scheduled c-section for viral load > 1,000 copies/mL.
  • Administer antiviral agents during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and to the newborn.
  • Avoid forceps, vacuum, scalp electrodes, amniotomy.
  • Breastfeeding NOT recommended.
  • Newborn bathed immediately after delivery.

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