HIV/AIDS Glossary


The time period that extends from approximately 22 weeks into pregnancy up to about 4 weeks after birth. Perinatal transmission of HIV refers to the passage of HIV from a mother to her child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding (through breast milk).

Related Term(s): Perinatal Transmission

Search the Glossary

What's this?


AIDSinfo Glossary App

Download Glossary