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Pregnancy And Antiretroviral Pharmacokinetics

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...are rashes, liver toxicity, and fat distribution changes. Women of child-bearing age represent an important category to consider because certain antiretrovirals can have negative effects on the fetus if a woman should become pregnant. Rash People commonly develop rashes as a side effect of antiretrovirals; most are mild, but some can lead to serious complications, including hospitalization and even death. Studies have shown that...
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Pregnancy, Kaletra and Lexiva

Hi Experts,My girlfriend and I are planning to have a baby.We are both Poz (she is 40 and I am 42yrs). I am not on medications (my vl is around 1400 and Cd4 around 560). She is currently on Sustiva and Truvada.We realized that sustiva is not...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...experience with these and other antiretrovirals in pregnancy, I would recommend that you read the "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents During Pregnancy", available on this web site under the "Treatment Guidelines" section. This... Read more »

twin pregnancy and HIV treatment

i am pregnant with twin pregnancy and i would like to know whether i can opt for single drug ARV or do i need to go for multidrug combination?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...pregnancy and then discuss your options with your care provider. You might also wish to review the US Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents During Pregnancy (available on this web site under the Treatment Guidelines section). You might... Read more »

Iniitating antiretrovirals in pregnancy

I am a Clinical Immunologist seeking your opinion for the initiation of antiretroviral therapy for a gynecologist who tested HIV positive during the first trimester of pregnancy. Most probably, she aquired the infection occupationally as her...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...status. Women in the first trimester of pregnancy may consider delaying the initiation of therapy until after 10--12 weeks' gestation.With a CD4 count of 215, your patient meets most experts' criteria for initiation of therapy to optimize her... Read more »

pregnancy and antiretroviral medication

hi..can u pls tell me the medication after getting rape that is antiretroviral medication would ever tamper in becoming pregnant in ur life? wat r the long term side effects of that drug?
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...pregnancy occurs while the woman is taking the medicine. However, there are no known "long-term side effects" of these medicines on pregnancies that occur later (when the medicines are no longer in the mother's system).Be well. Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

U.S. Public Health Service Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy

...the era of HIV RNA assays to measure viral load and triple-drug combination regimens to suppress viral replication, all use of antiretroviral agents in pregnant women must take into account two separate but interconnected issues: optimal therapy... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Next Generation of Antiretroviral Agents -- an Update

...adefovir -- in combination with other antiretroviral agents -- are warranted. PMPA: This investigational nucleotide analog has a mechanism of action and intracellular metabolism similar to those of adefovir, and the drug's in vitro activity... Read more »
Insight Medical Communications Inc.

New Antiretroviral Agents: Update

...replication in vitro, including the replication of isolates resistant to reverse transcriptase inhibitors and PIs. As noted, its mechanism of action includes creating defects in Gag processing that prevent cleavage of the capsid pre-protein p25... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnant Women

...or lower than those attained in ACTG 076. In the end, of course, reduction is reduction -- and no clinician should counsel a pregnant patient against ZDV therapy simply because it may not result in a 70% reduction in the likelihood of... Read more »
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Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...out as it lost erection. Then she wanted to have sex with me without it and told me that she is not worried and will eat some pregnancy pills. We ended up mating 2 times in the same night. I was having Flue Like Symptoms in start of 3rd Week... Read more »

Pos/Neg Couple Seeking Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Has anyone have first hand knowledge or experience with spermwashing procudures? Husband pos(undetect)/Wife neg one child neg. Want more additions, any info appreciated Read more »

AIDS & Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would hiv show up after 2 years or is that too they test during pregnancy? Read more »

Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. The result was negative. Should I test Read more »