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The side effects of pregnancy while on medication?
Aug 8, 2008

What are the side in Pregnancy while taking the drugs Raltegravir(Isentress), Etravirine (Intelence) Zidovidine / Lamivudine(Combivir). I am undectable and cd4 is 3hundrend and somethig.

Response from Dr. Henry

There is little to no data about the use of raltegravir and etravirine in pregnancy. It is important to have an undetectable HIV RNA level during late pregnancy/delivery in order to minimize the risk for transmission to the newborm. The relative risk for possible negative effects on the newborn for those new drugs is not known but is a usually a judgement call involving the HIV specialist and patient weighing the pros and cons of the particular situation (history of HIV/resistance et ceterea). KH



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