Hiv Symptoms In Pregnant Women

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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...longer. Because zidovudine was the first ARV approved, it has been studied more than any other drug. Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of combination therapy for people who are exposed to HIV through a workplace accident (needlestick or splash)....
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HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Dear Doctor,My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

Pregnant with preliminary positive result (UPDATE)

I would like to thank you for giving me some hope during a very stressful week. I am 3 months pregnant and my Elisa Test came reactive. However, I went to do a Western Blot test and the result came as Non-reactive one week later. Needless to say, it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and Pregnant!

Hello,I am a 21 year old female. Just recently found out I was pregnant. I'm 7 weeks along. At a routine pre-natal viist, I had a blood test. My doctor told me I tested positive for HIV with my mother in the room! She's very worried. Although, he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on... I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic. My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final? I need to... Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected with CMV, and more than 3 out of 4 people living with HIV carry the virus. CMV is the most common virus passed onto a pregnant woman's unborn baby.Most of the time, CMV does not cause disease. It may be a cause for mononucleosis,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...ddI) may increase the risk of a serious condition calledlactic acidosis (high levels of lactic acid in the blood), especially inpregnant women. HIV+ pregnant women should not take Zerit and Vidextogether. Some drugs work against each other and... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...treating or preventing oral or vaginal candidiasis, topical therapies like nystatin (Mycostatin, Pedi-Dri) may be preferable for pregnant women. For treating or preventing other fungal infections, like histoplasmosis, the Guidelines suggest... Read more »
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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) such as Zerit (stavudine or d4T) and Videx (didanosine or ddI). Women (especially pregnant women), overweight people, and those with a long history of NRTI use are more likely to develop lactic... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

..."azoles." Examples are Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole). Azoles should not be used in pregnant women . In addition, many of the anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back... Read more »
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