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Viramune And Pregnancy

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Viramune during pregnancy

Hi.My doctor switched me off of Sustiva and put my on viramune months ago when I became pregnant. I read an article about the recent warnings on viramune. Does that make it not safe for me anymore?Please help!Thanks,
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...It sounds as if you have been on stable therapy for a while prior to becoming pregnant. The switch was made because efavirenz is not generally recommended for use during pregnancy due to reports of brth defects in Read more »

What are the complications of getting pregnant while on Viramune?

...on becoming pregnant. I went online to research Viramune and pregnancy and have not found any... Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...hepatotoxicity (liver damage), including three fatal cases, have occurred. Women with CD4 counts greater than 250 T-cells, including pregnant women, and men with more than 400 T-cells have a higher risk of serious hepatotoxicity (liver damage),... 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 »
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 »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV & Pregnancy From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...| Taking HIV Meds The Basics I'm an HIV-positive man. Does having HIV mean I can never have children? My wife is pregnant. She's tested positive for HIV; I've tested negative. What should be our next steps? My husband is HIV... Read more »
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Posted by MEat33, 3 Replies
...I was diagnosed in 1999 @ 8 months pregnant. I was seperated from my husband for a year and was living with my (then) boyfriend. He already had 2 children from 2 previous Read more »

Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

pregnancy and HIV

Posted by footeard, 1 Reply
...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 resistant. My viral load prior to... Read more »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby? I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!! Read more »