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Opportunist infection prevention and treatment during pregnancy

During pregnancy, treatment and prophylaxis for most opportunistic infections is similar to that for non-pregnant adults. Only a few drugs are not recommended.

The same drugs are recommended for pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP), mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and TB, if necessary.

Drugs for CMV, candida infections, and invasive fungal infections are not routinely recommended because of drug toxicity.

Pregnancy is not a reason to avoid treatment of very serious infections.

Last updated: 1 December 2015.