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very slow progression... s concerned

Apr 15, 2012

Thank you for replying but what about having a baby? Will there be a big risk considering my low cd4 ,should i go along with it? My viral load is undetectable long time ago since the day i started my treatment regardless the low cd4 count, what will be my situation if i decide to get pregnant?Any advises?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The risk of HIV transmission is reduced considerably when a women is on HIV treatment and the viral load is undetectable. In general, we would like to see a higher CD4 count during pregnancy, but this has to be decided on a case by case basis, factoring in other things like other ongoing medical conditions, etc. I suggest you speak to physician-obstetrician who has experience in prenatal care with HIV infected women.

undectable viral load and a big drop in cd4
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