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vl safe for vaginal birth instead of c-section
Apr 2, 2004

5 mths pregnant vl is 6000 want to have a vaginal birth instead of c section currently taking trizivir how low would my vl have to be to accomplish this with the least risk of transmission

Response from Dr. Lee

Most would recommend that you have a c-section if your viral load 1) detectable or 2) over 2000. By either criteria, all would probably agree that you should consider a c-section if your viral load is 6000. However, if you are only 5 months pregnant, you have some time to change your therapy and work at reducing your viral load prior to the delivery.

You are now on a combo that includes only one class of meds. Consider talking to your doctor about changing the meds.

Be well.


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