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Nevirapine And Pregnancy

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Nevirapine (Viramune)

What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse...
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Truvada/Stocrin or Nevirapine/Combivir???????

Hi. Greetings from Kenya. I tested positive in 2000. In 2002 I got pregnant CD4 327- VL100,000. I was not on any medication then. After the first trimester I was put on Combivir & Nevirapine until after I gave birth. At the time of birth...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear STL,Your post raises several important issues.First, the safety of your current regimen of Stocrin (Sustiva) + Truvada during pregnancy. Stocrin is not considered safe for pregnant women. Pregnant monkeys exposed to this drug have delivered... Read more »

Nevirapine rash

I had some rashes all over my body after taking nevirapine for 3 weeks during pregnacy, now my body has some dark spots all over. CAn you help me find a good product to take them away ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many types of rash can result in increased pigmentation after clearing (in my experience somewhat more common in persons with dark skin). There is usually no easy means to manage such hyperpigmentation. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for their... Read more »

HIV +, Pregnant and reacts to Nevirapine

I tested HIV last year, was put on treatment and reacted to nevirapine and taken off treatment and been off since.My CD4 is a good count. I have been told that I am definitely not a candiate for the PMTC programs avaible in my country , in Africa. I...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
First, we need to address the question of therapy. World Health Organization Guidelines (available on the WHO web site; http://www.who.int/3by5) generally recommend therapy during pregnancy if a woman's HIV status requires it. However, even if... Read more »

Nevirapine

HiI started taking combivir and neviripine November last year my cd 4 count was 270 and viral load 600000, in July my digits were cd4 536 and viral load undetectable, I am starting treatment to have iui next week, my question is if I were to get...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Honey,Thanks for your post and comments.From what you've described, you've had an excellent response to your current treatment. There's no need to switch out the nevirapine, since the risk of toxicity is largely restricted to the... Read more »
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AIDS & Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
would hiv show up after 2 years or is that too soon.do they test during pregnancy?

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Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. The result was negative. Should I test again or is 3 months good... Read more »

HIV and Pregnancy Article

Posted by Anonymous
Just thought I'd mention an informative article on HIV and pregnancy:

http://www.bellaonline.com/health_and_fitness/diseases_and_illnesses/aids/hiv/articles/art980803050366.htm

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Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »