The aim of the Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme is to ensure that women with hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis are identified early in pregnancy.
All pregnant women will be offered screening for all three conditions.
The programme is an important way of preventing the transmission of hepatitis B, HIV or syphilis from mother to baby.
Early detection can help to treat the mother and protect the baby.
Positively Women: Living with HIV
Living with HIV can present challenges in life, and women face particular concerns such as pregnancy and childcare.
Positively UK's support is delivered by people living with HIV themselves, so they know what it is like to face these challenges first-hand.
Their Parenthood section has extensive information about all stages of pregnancy for HIV-positive mothers-to-be.