Frontiers in Anti-infective Agents

Volume: 4

Anti-Infective Agents for HIV in Pregnancy

Author(s): Igor Thiago Queiroz*, Themis Rocha Souza, Juliana Mendonça Freire, Alexandre Estevam Montenegro Diniz and Matheus de Araújo Duda

Pp: 110-131 (22)

Doi: 10.2174/9789811479595120040008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

Abstract

The use of antiretrovirals in pregnant women is mandatory to suppress HIV replication and prevent mother-to-child vertical transmission, and some drugs are available to compound such therapeutic regimens. Infectious disease specialists and obstetricians have to work together with the aim to diminish the teratogenic effects of each drug and to protect the fetus from the virus. Herein, the most popular antiretroviral drugs are discussed, regarding their mechanism of action, adverse events and safety of use in pregnancy.


Keywords: AIDS, Antiretroviral, HIV, Pregnancy, Treatment.

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