PREGNANT + STARTING MEDS
Jun 22, 2003
I HAVE A VIRAL LOAD OD 1000 AND A T CELL COUNT OF 368. DOC TOOK ANOTHER TEST AND SAID LOOKS TO HER LIKE I WAS INFECTED 3-4 MONTHS BEFORE BEING TESTED. CAN THIS BE TRUE SHE LOOKED AT ANOTHER TEST AND DETURMINED ALL OF THIS. I ALSO TOOK A GENO TYPE AND I AM NOT RESISTANT TO ANY DRUGS. HE PUT ME ON VIRUMUNE, VIREAD, AND ANOTHER DRUG. CAN THIS HURT THE FETUS ? I STARTED AFTER 14 WEEKS.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Hard to know what test they were looking at and how they could make that prediction, unless you have had recent negative HIV antibody tests. The HIV meds they started are reasonable, except for not knowing the last one. From our current understanding, the benefits of starting HIV meds in the second trimester (improving your health and preventing transmission), far outway the side effects to you and any potential effects toward the fetus. Fetal Development is sufficient at this point, and the studies done thus far on other pregnant women, suggest no long term problems with children born to HIV infected moms on HIV meds.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Odds Of Getting HIV Vaginal Sex Without Condom
- Odds Of Infection Insertive Anal Sex Without Condom
- Sex With Hooker Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks
- Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Risk Of Getting HIV
- What Are The Chances Of Getting HIV From Razors?
- Are Night Sweats A Symptom Of AIDS?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.