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Feb 20, 2013

hi doctor iam 28 years old and living with the virus before 1month i check my CD4 and that is 240 and start medication but i have a plan to be a pregnancy is that possible and what is the risk what can i do before and after the pregnancy? thank you

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV+ women increasingly do well with pregnancies and have HIV-negative children when their HIV infection is well managed during the pregnancy. In some cases starting HIV treatment may be delayed until after the first trimester (after 3 months into the pregnancy)--that depends on clinical situation and which drugs are available. Our standard practice is to start HIV medication when the CD4 count is 240 and use a pregnancy friendly regimen so that is could be continued if the women becomes pregnant. I recommend discussing your options with a local HIV doctor. KH



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