She is somewhat relieved that her baby can be protected, and wants to know what can be done to treat

Discussion in 'Step 3' started by samuel, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    She is somewhat relieved that her baby can be protected, and wants to know what can be done to treat
    her. She feels fine, and would rather not take medications unless she has to. Some additional laboratory
    tests are ordered, with the following results:
    CD4 count: 756/mm3
    HIV viral load: 50,000 copies/mL
    Hb: 11.2 g/dL
    BUN/Cr: 11 mg/dL/0.7 mg/dL
    What should you tell her about HAART
    in pregnancy?
    A) To minimize the risk of transmission to her child,
    she should start triple antiretroviral therapy as
    soon as possible.
    B) Antiretroviral medications are teratogenic and
    should be avoided at all costs during pregnancy,
    except just before delivery.
    C) Since her CD4 count is normal and she feels well
    with no sign of opportunistic infections, starting
    HAART is not indicated.
    D) Her renal function makes HAART relatively
    contraindicated.
    E) Her hemoglobin level makes HAART relatively
    contraindicated.

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