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Hiv And Pregnancy And Delivery

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Getting Pregnant Staying Healthy While Pregnant HIV Treatment Options Other Treatments While Pregnant Delivery Your Baby's Health Breast-Feeding Building a Support Network Credits and Acknowledgements You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Are you HIV positive and pregnant or considering having a baby? You are not alone. Living with HIV does not...
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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
The risk of transmission when the mother's HIV-1 RNA is undetectable (<400 copies/ml) is very low (<1%). Available data suggest that caesarean section will add little to preventing mother-to-child transmission in women with RNA < 400.... Read more »

CD4 & Viral Load vs Delivery

Hi Dr MarkI am 32weeks pregnant living in South africa and I started taking ARV'S at about 20 odd weeks as I was diagonised during pregnant tests. My CD4 count was 305 and viral load 49258 is this considered low or high.Is it possible for to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A normal CD4 count is in the 500-1500 range, Your viral load is in the moderate range, with a viral load of > 100,000 being considered in the high range. Starting HIV treatment was the right thing to do and should result in your viral load... Read more »

AIDS Drugs During delivery

I am planning a pregnancy and would like your opinion on the best drugs to take during delivery. I was on AZT monotherapy from 92-94 at 300mg. Presently I am successfully taking DDI, D4T and Viramune: VL <25, CD4 300. My pre HAART VL has never...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Since your viral load seems to be well-controlled, I agree with your decision to continue your current regimen. With low viral load, your chances of transmission are much reduced.For your baby, I would probably recommend AZT and nevirapine or ddI... Read more »

Possible Transmission to Nurse in Labor and Delivery

I am a nurse in a labor and delivery unit. I was taking care of an HIV positive patient who refused medication during her pregnancy because she did not believe she had HIV (they are from the Congo). In preparation for the section we were able to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,From your description of the events, I would agree with the assessment of the occupational health physician. In situations like this where an exposure is "not likely," certainly PEP is not warranted. HIV testing may or may not be... 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 would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

discrimination in the delivery room?

Posted by megjemima, 3 Replies
I have been positive for over 10 years. Now I am pregnant and in my first trimester (yay!). My doctors have been very supportive.

Over the years, I have had good doctors and bad. However I fear discrimination in the delivery room. In my experience... 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

A few years ago, when I was 24 yrs old, I sent out a mail-in HIV test kit that I had purchased from my local drugstore. About a week later, I called the phone... Read more »

HIV Home medication delivery - Free

Posted by Talktome

Free HIV home delivery of medications, our pharmacy fills all your medications and the convience of our free home delivery services make it convient and simple to access your medications. for more information email: AAsanchez@m... Read more »