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How can I cope with the stress of being HIV positive and pregnant?

Being pregnant can be stressful under the best of circumstances. But being pregnant when you have a high-risk condition such as HIV can make it even more so, especially if you have just been diagnosed.

Although it can be hard, focusing on your health right now is the best way to protect your baby from also being HIV positive. And it will mean you'll be well enough to care for your baby as she grows up.

Pay attention to your mental health as well. Let your caregiver know if you're feeling overly anxious or depressed so you can get a referral to a mental health professional, an HIV support group, or both.