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Missing Hiv Meds During Pregnancy

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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 also 6months pregnant.i skipped a day of my meds wil this hurt and whatr are the side effects of this combo of meds...
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
Skipping one dose will probably not hurt you, but it is VERY important for you and the developing fetus that you try and not miss any more doses. You want to get your viral load to undetectable to maximize the HIV treatment effect and prevent... Read more »

Do HIV meds interact with the results of a pregnancy test?

Hi there, I would really appreciate any assistance in treating with my query. I am an HIV positive woman in a serodiscordant relationship. Overtime my husband has wanted a baby and so we started trying...with advice of my HIV specialist on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Neither HIV medications nor HIV itself interferes with the results of pregnancy tests.Be well,BY... Read more »

Impact of missed dosages on health and next pregnancy

Hello,I am a 38 year old woman with an infant. I found out I was infected when I went for my pre-natal bloodwork. I have been on Virumune and Combivir twice a day since then. But I have been really bad about taking the drugs regularly. I am so...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would consider Truvada and Viramune (nevirapine) to generally be a good choice in your situation. Some patients can take the Viramune once a day OK as well and there is a once a day formulation in development to help matters out. Once a day... Read more »

Missing your HIV meds for an extended period of time?

When a person doesn't take their meds due to insurance reasons, relocation etc. What are the ramifications regarding Hiv to Aids?What are the signs to look for?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stopping HIV medications can lead to the development or drug resistance for some regimens (particularly for regimens containing efavirenz or nevirapine) that would lead to subsequent treatment failure if the same meds were used later. Stopping... Read more »
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missed menstraul period

Posted by Anonymous
Is this a symptom of recent hiv infection? I missed mine 3 months after a possible exposure and read that this a symptom of hiv infection, is this true? I tested for pregnancy and it was negative. Jackie, somebody please answer. My exposure was... Read more »

HIV drugs and pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there,
I've been reading through the posts and hope that I am not intruding with my post here. I am doing research for a film on antiretroviral drug treatments for HIV pregnant women and for children. When I started I thought that the options... Read more »

pregnancy and HIV

Posted by footeard, 1 Reply
Hi, I have been positive since 1987 and my husband is negative. I am 30 years old. We will be trying to concieve and have a baby in July. I am currently on D4T, Viramune and DDI. I was on AZT monotherapy from 92-94 at 300 mg a day so likely am... Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »