Nov 6, 2004
i would like to know if a viral load of 10000 is too high to have a baby.
Response from Dr. Horwath
There is no specific viral load that makes it safe to have a baby. The risk of infection for the fetus is mostly around the time of childbirth. Various factors make that risk higher, such as high viral load and vaginal birth. Some factors make the risk lower, such as taking antiretroviral meds, non-detectable viral load, and C-section.
The safest course to take for a pregnancy is to have an experienced obstetrician who is familiar with HIV infection and consults with an infectious disease or AIDS expert.
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