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During Pregnancy How Much Cd4 Loss In Cd4 500 Woman

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Tropism Test Tropism has to do with the way HIV infects white blood cells in your bodycalled CD4 cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the CD4 receptor andeither the CCR5 or the CXCR4 co-receptor. HIV that uses CCR5 to enter the cell is...
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hiv positive,and my cd4 count is 500

i have questions that bother me and i would like you to please help me out,my partner is negative and im hiv positive w are trying to have a baby and i dont want to infect him what options do we have to fall pregnant?is it reliable to use DIY...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...during pregnancy. It is important for you to sit down with your doctor and with a obstetrician who is experienced working with women with HIV to help you plan to have a safe and successful pregnancy. I am glad you want to get on with your... Read more »

Safe sex (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected sex cos we want to have baby? Does protected sex have any negative effect on anyone already on medication? Apart from condoms, are there any other form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about safer sex methods in the archives.Dr. BobPositive PregnancyBy Vaughn Taylor and Hanna TessemaWinter 2007Many HIV-positive women are reluctant to become pregnant because they fear they will pass the virus to their fetuses or that they will... Read more »

pregnancy and cd4 count

I understand that pregnancy affects a woman's immune system. Is it therefore, possible that one's cd4 count can drop during pregnancy when one is not on meds.
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Pregnancy is associated with subtle immunological changes. During pregnancy the absolute CD4 Count may decrease initially and then increase later in the pregnancy. The magnitude and the direction[ increase versus decrease Read more »

Hiv and pregancy

my boyfriend and i are planning a baby but his cd4 is 890 while mine is 230. I am asymptomatoc and my doctor normally asked i could do another control in 3 months but now with the baby she says i would have to start treatment while getting ready for...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...It has been standard of care to treat HIV infected women with antiretroviral therapy when appropriate for their own health based on the current recommended guidelines. While this practice Read more »
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Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

...important for the survival of the infant where alternatives like formula feeding are not the best option available to these women. Taha Taha, M.D., Ph.D. Last year, we completed a clinical trial where we showed that providing... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...Organization estimates that the use of ART prevented 65,000 infant infections through 2008. Wherever ART is generally available, women should receive a standard multi-drug regimen (see Fact Sheet 404 ). Keep delivery time short: The risk of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...no matter what your CD4 count: You have or had symptoms of AIDS (such as OIs) You are a pregnant woman You have HIV-related kidney disease You need treatment for hepatitis B (HBV) ... Read more »
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Controversial Subject

Posted by pozmarie, 2 Replies
...and have forged ahead choosing to conceive as an unmarried woman to further isolate myself from society. Are there other poz women out there that feel so compelled as I about having children? Thanks for listening. PozMarie Read more »

in love with a hiv+ woman

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...them extremely helpful in understanding. I am madly in love with and have been in a relationship for about 10 months with a woman who has HIV . (She was diagnosed about a year and a half). Though she did not tell me that she was + until after... Read more »

Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
...in(contract in). The breathing in will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for maximum of 30 minutes. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently. Anulom Vilom - Deep Breath-in through left nostril keeping right... Read more »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby? I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!! Read more »