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Options during Pregnancy

Oct 2, 2007

I'm pregnant with my first child! Before the pregnancy I had been on Atripla which I LOVED! Since learning that I was pregnant I was started by my ID doc on Combivir and Viricept. Luckily, and hopefully not too late, I read the article on here about Viricept toxicity. I was then switched to Kaletra but had a bad reaction with my mouth, hands and feet going numb. While my ID doc is great on meds in general, he's having a hard time finding a regimine for his one female patient who happens to be pregnant. Do you have any advice on the next one to try? My CD4's are high and I have always had a viral load under 1k (always <50 since I've been on meds). Thanks for any help you can give!

Response from Dr. Wohl

If you can tolerate the ritonavir in Kaletra alternatives could include Lexiva plus Norvir and even Reyataz plus Norvir. Viramune can also be used but would require close follow-up to make sure that it keeps working. Any of these can be taken with Truvada, the other meds in Atripla.


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