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Jun 17, 2012

when an woman wants to conceive ,what should be the CD4 count and viral load ,Is it possible that baby shouldn't get HIV +ve?once we start taking tablets ,should we continue lifelong and once we start taking by 10.00p.m.,should we continue on same time.If i plan for baby what precautions should i take that baby shouldn't be +ve...

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi We do know that when a woman who is HIV positive is on medication during her pregnancy that the child has less than 1% chance of being born with HIV. The mom needs to be on medication that will decrease her viral load to undetectable and help her cd4 count maintain or increase.

Yes you should take your medication around the same time every day. There's a hour window before or after, meaning if you normally take your meds at 10 you can take it anytime between 9-11.

Hope this helps!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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