|Re:Please help me
Dec 6, 2011
Thanks Doctor. My wife is also tested HIV +. Her CD4 # 650 and Viral Load # 14000. Our doctor is saying we can have a healthy baby without any transmission. She just needs to start her ARV's just from 14 weeks of her pregnancy and needs some extra care. What do you suggest Doctor?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting again.
I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis.
I do agree with your doctor; you and your wife can have a healthy baby. It is critical that she does become engaged and stays in care with an experienced HIV health care provider; HIV medications should be started after the first trimester. Assuming that she achieves an undetectable HIV viral load, the risk of transmission to the baby is very, very low.
I hope this brief note is helpful, but by all means, write back any time. BY
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