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hiv positive

Dec 31, 2014

Hello how are you?Yes i have hiv and i take medication stribild.Everyday at 8:05pm.i have two questions.First question i might be pregnant,not sure but if i am will anything happen to my baby or me?Second question if im not pregnant i was thinking of getting a tattoo.Will it be safe for me?please and thank you.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello again,

People living with HIV can and do have healthy, HIV-uninfected babies. Having an undetectable HIV viral load is probably the single most important thing that one can do during pregnancy to insure the health of the child.

Tatoos are not a problem, if done in a reputable, hygienic place.

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