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Trizivir & pregnancy
Feb 22, 2004

I've been taking Trizivir for the last two years I did a pregnancy test two days ago which is positive should i stop taking trizivir? will the baby have any deformities or side effects? what are the chances of the baby being born healthy and normal

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The decision to use HIV medications during pregnancy MUST be discussed with your HIV and OB docs. Many women have successfully continued on their HIV medications throughout the entire pregnancy without significant impact to the fetus. There are only a very few HIV meds like sustiva, which must NOT be given during pregnancy. In almost all women, if the viral load is maintained at an undetectable level, the likelihood of the baby getting HIV infection is extremely small. Other issues like giving HIV meds to the baby at birth or ceaseran section to prevent infection, and breast feeding will also need to be discussed.



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