Contraception and prevention of STIs and Aids
Condoms (male and female) are a good protection against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Using them can also prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Contraceptive pills, morning-after pills, spermicides and coils are all contraceptive means, BUT they offer no protection against STIs and Aids.
Reproduction and HIV positivity
If you or your companion are HIV-positive, and want to have a child, there are methods to prevent HIV transmission between partners (assisted reproduction, etc.).
HIV positivity and pregnancy
An HIV-positive mother can transmit the virus to her baby during pregnancy or delivery.
Without an anti-HIV treatment during pregnancy, 20% of children are infected by HIV.
With an effective anti-HIV treatment during pregnancy, less than 1% of children are infected by HIV.
The Aids virus can be transmitted from mother to child during breastfeeding. So if the mother is HIV-positive, the baby must be bottle-fed.
Look for the advice of your doctor or AIDES delegation.