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How To Take Retrovir When Pregnant

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Pregnancy and retrovirals

Hi Dr Youngfor the past 6 months ive been on Duovir and Nevirapin and this was because i told my doctor i was hoping to have a baby. Now my cd4 wh was 198 is now 360 and viral load at 100600 is now less than 25i am now 6 weeks pregnant but here in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The basic principle about HIV treatments during pregnancy is to lower the HIV viral load as low as possible, undetectable- if possible.Since your currently tolerating your medications Read more »

AZT (Retrovir) & Pregnancy How to know if your resistient to AZT

In 1988 I had a child. 3 months later I was informed her father tested positive. So did I. The baby... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

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

...reducing the risk of perinatal transmission of HIV. HIV RNA assays will help clinicians make decisions about the treatment of pregnant patients, but because ZDV has proven effective in blocking mother-to-infant transmission regardless of... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...weigh 30kg or more, 600 mg per day should be given in equal doses twice or three times daily.The recommended dosing regimen for pregnant women who are at least 14 weeks into their pregnancy is 100 mg five times a day until the start of labor.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...AZT in HAART therapy has decreased significantly. There is one time when AZT is still considered "preferred" which is for a pregnant woman during her pregnancy -- this is the recommendation of guideline panels who have reviewed all of the amount... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...infection. Recommended dosages are available for children over 6 weeks old. It is also used to prevent transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her newborn baby (see Fact Sheet 611 .) There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You... Read more »
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want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in infants who are not breast-fed. Pregnant women with HIV in developed countries receive antiretroviral treatment as standard care during pregnancy... Read more »

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Posted by Alex1, 2 Replies
...antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy are significantly smaller in terms of height, weight and head circumference compared with children born to HIV-positive women not on ART, or who took monotherapy, according to the results of a... Read more »

Isn't This Great?

Posted by BabyPeanut
...spokesperson. After the TAC's Constitutional Court victory forcing the government to provide anti-retrovirals to HIV-positive pregnant women, the Cabinet in April announced that it would also extend the treatment to survivors of sexual assault.... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...>indeterminate HIV antibody test.>>According to the Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, >Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings, when acute >retroviral syndrome is a possibility, a plasma RNA test... Read more »