To support women living with HIV through conception and preganancy through information, one-to-one and group support. Other women living with HIV will be engaged to volunteer as peer mentors. The project will enable women to have healthy children and give their children the best start in life.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 May 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1007685)
There are 19,648 women diagnosed and living with HIV in UK. One in every 486 women giving birth in the UK was living with HIV. This accounts for 1,500 births in the UK annually. If an HIV infected pregnant woman is unaware of her infection status, her baby has a roughly 1 in 4 chance of being infected. Women newly diagnosed with HIV antenatally and those who are HIV positive and pregnant have to deal with a number of issues which if not addressed, can impact on their ability to access support.
It will provide a comprehensive approach to women at all stages of pregnancy and childcare. Pre-pregnancy:To develop information and workshops to support women living with HIV, understanding of pregnancy and childcare transmission routes. Ante-natal:To provide emotional and practical support to women diagnosed HIV positive through ante-natal testing in coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis. Post-natal:To provide information and advocacy to women living with HIV to access healthcare.
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