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Missing Hiv Meds During Pregnancy

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What is my best option for HIV med during pregnancy???

I am planning to try for a second child in August. During my first pregnancy (2002) i was put on Combivir/Nevirapine (CD4 327, VL 120,000). I tolerated the treatment well apart from pre-eclampsia towards the final weeks. After birth stopped...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Although there is an increased risk of liver toxicity associated with Viramune for women with CD4+ lymphocyte count above 250 your situation is different because you have tolerated it in the past. This does not... Read more »

hiv meds and pregnancy

my viral load is 12,000 and my t-cell count is 292. my doctor put me on combivir and viramune im... Read more »

Longterm impact of HIV meds given during pregnancy on infant

I am working with a young HIV+ mom who took Combivir and Viramune during her pregnancy. Her Child... Read more »
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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

Pregnancy and HIV

...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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

... Tips: This is the only protease inhibitor that is never used with Norvir. Do not leave the pharmacy without anti-diarrhea meds such as Immodium, or Tums or other calcium products. Taking a 500 mg calcium supplement with doses hugely decreases... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...for cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Like Sustiva, Viramune has a very long half-life -- which means if you're stopping meds for any reason you should stop the Viramune several days before your other drugs to avoid developing resistance. --... Read more »
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My HI poz gf is pregnant!! plz help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...im not sure what to do my gf is poz and a litle while ago the condom broke and now shes pregnant is she safe? is the baby? am i? shes really scared that im going to leav her we dont have insurense and i dont know if i can Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

pregnancy and HIV

Posted by footeard, 1 Reply
...I was wondering if anyone shares an experienece similar to mine with pregnancy or has known anybody who has taken any of the meds I am taking during pregnancy for the entire pregnancy and if yes, what was her pregnancy outcome in terms of... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »