HIV Positive

HIV Positive


If woman is part of a research study, follow study protocol


  • Breastfeeding/expressed breast milk (EBM) is not recommended if mother is known HIV positive, regardless of maternal antiretroviral therapy and/or viral load due to the risk of transmission to the infant
  • Avoid use of ergots (ergonovine maleate) in management of postpartum hemorrhage, if possible
  • At delivery: send cord gases and collect maternal and cord blood samples for research if enrolled in research study
  • Send placenta to pathology and flag if in research study


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