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Antiretroviral treatment of maternal HIV infection.

Author(s): Talaie H | Nava-Ocampo AA | Koren G

Journal: Canadian Family Physician
ISSN 0008-350X

Volume: 50;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 865;
Date: 2004;
Original page

QUESTION: One of my pregnant patients tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus. Will HIV therapy put her pregnancy outcome at risk? ANSWER: The biggest risk is vertical transmission of HIV to her baby. She should be treated with combination therapy; triple therapy is required to reduce vertical transmission. Zidovudine is not teratogenic in humans, but information on other antiretroviral drugs is incomplete.
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