What are the chances of women who are HIV positive passing the virus to their babies?

HIV. Chances of passing HIV to the fetus depends of maternal viral load. If on retroviral medication and/or viral load <1000 the risk is minimal. If viral load is higher then to decrease the risk is recommended to deliver via cesarean at 37-38 wks after fetal lung maturity is documented. •20 percent women who did not receive antiretrovirrals and 1% for those who took triple therapy.