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What can pregnant hiv woman do to deliver the child without the child having the virus?

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Close Monitoring: Women who are HIV positive & pregnant (or wish to be pregnant) should consult regularly w/a physician comfortable with the situation. Antiretroviral therapies (arts) and routine viral load testing can greatly decrease the likelihood of HIV being transmitted to the baby. If viral loads are very high arts may be recommended during labor. The best thing to do is find talk with your obstetrician asap.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park commented
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Regardless the level of viral load, all HIV positive pregnant moms currently receive IV infusion of AZT during labor.
Nov 21, 2011
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
See a physician!: Proper treatment of HIV during pregnancy can reduce and possibly eliminate the transmission of the virus to the baby. See a physician who has experience in the management of hiv, either in the community or at stanford.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2015


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