ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O98.71

Human immunodeficiency virus disease complicating pregnancy

Diagnosis Code O98.71

ICD-10: O98.71
Short Description: Human immunodeficiency virus disease complicating pregnancy
Long Description: Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O98.71

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The code O98.71 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Encounter for delivery (O80-O82)
      • Matern infec/parastc dis classd elsw but compl preg/chldbrth (O98)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index to Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and have HIV/AIDS,there is a risk of passing HIV to your baby. It can happen in three ways:

  • During pregnancy
  • During childbirth, especially if it is vaginal childbirth. In some cases, your doctor may suggest doing a Cesarean section to lower the risk during childbirth.
  • During breastfeeding

You can greatly lower that risk by taking HIV/AIDS medicines. These medicines will also help protect your health. Since some medicines are not safe for babies, it is important to talk with your health care provider about which ones you should take. Then you need to make sure you take your medicines regularly.

Your baby will get HIV/AIDS medicines for 4 to 6 weeks after birth. The medicines protect your baby from infection from any HIV that passed from you during childbirth. Your baby will get several tests to check for HIV over the first few months.

Some pregnant women with HIV/AIDS may not know that they have it. So it is important that all women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant have an HIV test as early as possible. Because most pregnant women with HIV/AIDS and their babies take HIV/AIDS medicines, few babies in the United States get HIV.

  • HIV/AIDS - pregnancy and infants (Medical Encyclopedia)

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