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want to have baby
Apr 20, 2010

helo SIr ,without wasting much time writting so my question goes like this,is't possible to have baby with my wife while both of us are hiv+ with undectable vl and cd4at range of 320,on regimen sustiva,truvada so what will be the chance of infection to our baby?

Response from Dr. Henry

It is quite possible for HIV+ parents to conceive and deliver a healthy HIV-negative baby. The key to the best outcome is maintaining an undetectable viral level during the latter part of pregnancy and delivery (if that happens then chances for baby to be infected often are under 1% or less than 1 out of a hundred). Efavirenz is not recommended during pregnancy so an alternative drug (such as nevirapine or a boosted protease inhibitor) is recommended if that is an option based on where you live and treatment history. KH



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