July/August #156 : Family Planning - by Laura Whitehorn

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Child, Alive

In the Eye of the Beholder




Troubled Minds

Be a Brainiac

Family Planning

The Heart of the Matter

Med Alert

Hep C

Hairdo

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Cool Veggies, Hot Flavors

Hand to Mouth

Bar Resistance




Provide and Conquer

Good Habits

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Breaking Barriers

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Maybe Baby




Editor's Letter-July/August 2009

Your Feedback-July/August 2009

No Child Left Behind



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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July / August 2009


Family Planning

by Laura Whitehorn

If you’re a woman living with HIV/AIDS and you want to have a baby, we hope you know that HIV meds now reduce the risk of transmitting HIV during pregnancy and childbirth to less than 2 percent. But you might worry about whether the meds you take to suppress HIV—and prevent transmission—could cause your infant to develop birth defects.

How can you and your doctor know which drugs are safe? Since 1989, the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry (apregistry.com) has tracked instances of birth defects potentially caused by HIV drugs. The best news: No significant increase in birth defects has been seen in the more than 11,000 cases included in the registry. For complete lessons on positive pregnancy and childbirth, click on the new “Women & Children” icon under “Quick Links” at the left of the
AIDSmeds.com home page.                      

 
 

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