Living with HIV means a woman is at four times greater risk of pregnancy loss. If she makes it to full term she’s at six times greater risk of complications or loss of life in childbirth. For those that survive these odds there comes a new challenge, there’s a high chance their child will be born with HIV.
150,000 children were born with HIV in 2015 alone. Without treatment, half of these children will not live to their second birthday.
Due to advancements in HIV treatment and care, Pregnancy Twinning is helping to keep parents alive and families together. When a mum takes antiretroviral treatment throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, the chance of passing on HIV to her baby drops from 40% to below 2%. We are finally starting to see a generation born HIV-free.