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combivir during pregnancy
Mar 1, 2004

i am currently 5 months pregnant and my doctor prescribed combivir for my treatment. is it good? how does it differ from azt or is it the same thing.

Response from Dr. Pierone

Combivir is a combination of AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and 3TC (lamuvudine, Epivir) and is one of the most widely prescribed antiretrovirals. The general guidelines are that women with HIV should be treated with standard HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy). This typically a three drug regimen so ask your doctor about this and whether he/she is planning to add a third agent. Some providers would prescribe a dual combination (like Combivir) for women with a viral load less than 1000, but this is controversial. Let us know how things go and good luck!



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