This technical brief seeks to:

  • Summarise existing data on safety and efficacy for the use of oral PrEP in pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as women who conceive while taking PrEP.¬†
  • Describe the rationale for offering PrEP as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package that is integrated with PMTCT, antenatal and postnatal care programmes in settings of high HIV incidence.
  • Discuss considerations for offering PrEP for safer conception.
  • Outline a framework to strengthen HIV prevention during the antenatal and postnatal period for mothers, their partners and infants.
WHO technical brief: Preventing HIV in pregnancy and breastfeeding in the context of PreP