Ruth is HIV positive and thanks to prevention of mother-to-child transmission intervention she was able to deliver an HIV negative child. Ruth was placed on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment while pregnant with Bernadetta to help lower the viral load in her body. After birth, Bernadetta was also given ARV medication specifically formulated for infants. Bernadetta was tested periodically until she was 1 1/2 years old.
Today, Bernadetta is 6 years-old and HIV negative. She enjoys all subjects in school where she can visit with her friends. Her favorite game is Ludo, a board game that she plays with Ruth.
Ruth and her husband hope to have another child and are working closely with their physician.