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Treatment of AIDS in pregnant women
Jun 22, 2000

Dear Doctor My question is: What is the better an safe antiretroviral treatment for women with HIV? Can I use a triple schedule with AZT, DDI and nevirapine? The PIs are safe during pregnancy? Thanks for your attention. Cezar

Response from Dr. Sullivan

There are many antiretroviral therapy regimens that are safe and effective for HIV-infected women and for HIV-infected pregnant women; there are safe and effective regimens with and without a protease inhibitor; it is important that you discuss which regimen would be best suited for you with an HIV specialist; if you do not have an HIV specialist ask your primary care doctor to refer you to one; if you do not have a primary care doctor call your local medical society and ask for the name of a physician specializing in HIV care. John L. Sullivan, M.D.

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