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A 25-year-old female asked:

Good day, im pregnant and hiv positive.when is the right time to start arvs to prevent the baby from being infected .im not yet on the arv treatment?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Now: Pregnant patients with HIV should be treated as soon as possible to drive down the viral load and prevent maternal fetal transmission. There are specific protocols your doctor should follow based on NIH guidelines. Verify that your hospital has neonatal protocols in place for the delivery to also prevent transmission
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