HIV/AIDS Glossary

Cesarean Delivery

Delivery of a baby by a surgical incision through the mother's abdominal wall and uterus. In some pregnant women with HIV, a scheduled cesarean delivery may reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Related Term(s): Cesarean Section, Prevention of Perinatal Transmission

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