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Hiv And Pregnancy And Delivery

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...If they are not infected, the mother's antibodies will eventually disappear. The babies will test negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women who get pregnant do not get any sicker than those who are not pregnant. Becoming pregnant is not dangerous to the health of an HIV-infected woman. This is true even if the mother breast-feeds her newborn for a full term (2...
Ask the Experts

Having children

HiI have recently started treatment for approx. 1 mth now and taking stocrin and avocomb. I was told that i should avoid getting pregnant. Can i change my meds and if so what are your suggestions. cd4 is 240
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...is especially high during the first trimester (first 3 months of pregnancy). It is recommended that all women who can become pregnant and are taking stocrin/sustiva use birth control, preferably non-hormonal (such as a condom or diaphragm). ... Read more »

7 mo pregnant,HIV+ and worried about delivery

I have a few questions regarding delivery of my child and prevention of transmission. I am HIV+, T4=700 & viral load was 3,000 at beginning of pregnancy but is currently nondetectable. I am scheduled for a c-section but am at risk for premature...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...what you are currently taking. In general, AZT treatment of mom (200 mg po three times a day or 300 mg po twice a day) during pregnancy, intravenous treatment of mom during delivery, and 6 weeks of oral AZT treatment for the baby are recommended... 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
...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 become too sick or disabled to... Read more »

The side effects of pregnancy while on medication?

What are the side in Pregnancy while taking the drugs Raltegravir(Isentress), Etravirine (Intelence) Zidovidine / Lamivudine(Combivir). I am undectable and cd4 is 3hundrend and somethig.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is little to no data about the use of raltegravir and etravirine in pregnancy. It is important to have an undetectable HIV RNA level during late pregnancy/delivery in order to minimize the risk for transmission Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Special Delivery: HIV and Pregnancy

...a breast-feeding study population in Uganda, compared the efficacy of short course AZT versus nevirapine in 626 HIV-positive pregnant women. The nevirapine regimen consisted of a single 200 mg oral dose at onset of labor and a single 2 mg/kg dose... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Take One Dose of Nevirapine at Delivery Could Develop Drug-Resistant HIV, Study Says

...HIV-positive pregnant women who take a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine at delivery to prevent vertical HIV transmission later could Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...formulas or breast milk from a woman who is not infected to feed their babies. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on HIV and pregnancy. Contact With Blood HIV is one of many diseases that can be transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are... Read more »
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Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
...I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really Read more »

ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WENT THROUGH PMCT IM WORRIED!

Posted by latifah, 3 Replies
...WISH YOU ALL MANY HEALTHIER YEARS TO COME. I WAS DIAGONISED WITH HIV LAST YEAR JULY 07 WITH A cd4 COUNT 587 WHEN GOING FOR A PREGNANCY CHECKUP AND SO I DID PMCT WHICH ACCORDING TO HERE WHERE I STAY YOU ARE PUT ON MEDS ON YOUR MIDDLE SEMESTER AND... Read more »

Want to have a baby

Posted by Positivelyok, 5 Replies
... We are both positive and are numbers are great. We would like to hear from anyone who has or is currently going through a pregnancy and what it entails as it relates to being HIV positive. We are going to our regular check-up in a few months... Read more »

HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research S

Posted by Dolbylife, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research Study https://www.surveymonkey.com/had A few years ago, when I was 24 yrs old, I sent out a mail-in Read more »