6months pregnant, diagnosed HIV,is it safe for my baby?
Sep 18, 2013
Hi Doc, six months pregnant,and diagnosed HIV,is it safe to take Tribuss?I've checked the forum and do not see this particular question,thank you.
Response from Dr. Henry
Good questions. Tribuss (Atripla in US) is an excellent HIV treatment. It is not recommended for use early in pregnancy. There has been some softening of concern about its use late in pregnancy (ie 3rd trimester) with lingering concern about possible effects on fetus/baby but some reasssuring reports of good outcomes. The use of Tribuss in your case depends partly on what other treatment options you have available, your clinical and HIV specific details, and your feelings after a good discussion with your HIV and obstectrics/primary care provider. Tribuss is a good HIV treatment to protect your health and significantly decrease risk of HIV infection of your baby. WHO is now recommending use of Tribuss in pregnant women while US guidelines are more cautious on that matter. KH
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