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What Drugs Are Used To To Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission Of Hiv

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Safer Drugs for Prevention of mother to child transmission

My Girlfriend and I are Hiv positive with her CD4 at 480 and 720 for me. We do not at the moment take any ARVS but she is 17 weeks pregnant. She was told at the PMCTC clinic that she will start treatment at 28 weeks with COMBIVIR AND NEVIRAPINE. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Combivir + Nevirapine has had lots of use in pregnancy but there are safety concerns if the CD4 count > 250 for women. In our clinic we often have used Kaletra (or other boosted protease inhibitor) + Truvada which can be a challenge to tolerate... Read more »

Mother to child transmission

Recent CD4 count of the woman is 820, viral load is 1897. She is 35 years old and not on ART. What... Read more »

Followup on mother to child HIV antibody transmission

I guess I wasn't clear in my first post. If a mother passes HIV antibodies only to her child,... Read more »
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Problems With Drug Resistance Persist in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission in the Developing World

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) is critical for slowing down the epidemic in the developing world. While we have had dramatic success with PMTCT in developed countries where drug cocktails are available throughout a woman's... Read more »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

2010 Guidelines: "Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infections in Infants" Since WHO issued revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa Lagging on Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

In Africa, lack of infrastructure and other obstacles to HIV drugs access continue to hamper efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), experts said Monday at the start of the 14th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

Rapid HIV tests have been found to be highly effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in clinical trials in India, according to a study published online Tuesday in PLoS Medicine , the Times of India reports (Sinha, Times of... Read more »
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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!!

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I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply
Hi,

Sorry for the long post. But please read it as I need help.

I am worried. I am scared to death because I feel that I have got it. I hope not. Not that I am afraid of my destiny if I am positive but I am so much worried about my son. I have been... Read more »

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Wow, I just read all the posts and I am sorry about all the problems that have arised. I did not mean to stir people so much. What I was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for... Read more »

HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »