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Question

When should I give my child their meds?

My child is taking zidovudine for the past week now, so now i want to change the time of taking the medication because i am going back to work soon, i was giving him at 1pm so now i want to give him in the morning will it course any problems the reason why i am changing the time it because at creche they will forget to give him.

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

The medication that your child is taking can be given at any time, so yes, if the morning works better for you, then give your child their medication in the morning.

4 comments

  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Linda,

    Congratulations on the news of your new baby girl.

    It sounds like you are doing all you can. You had an undetectable viral load when you delivered her. And treating your HIV like this will reduce the risk of your baby becoming HIV positive to almost zero. And your baby girl is currently on nevirapine to help protect against HIV.

    But if you’re feeling scared please talk to your doctor or nurse about it. You can tell them about what’s worrying you. And you can ask about your baby’s medication as well as your own.

  2. Linda

    Hello I am hiv positive. Started medication when I was 11weeks pregnant. I delivered my baby girl and I’m breastfeeding for 3months . My viral load was less than 40 copies. She is taking nevaripine currently.and I’m still on my medication I never miss it. What are her chances of getting the virus ? I’m scared .

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Belle,

    Firstly, congratulations on the birth of your baby boy.

    His results look really good. It sounds like you are doing all you can. Switching to feeding him with only formula milk was great. So his chances look good.

  4. Belle

    My baby tested negative at birth and again tested negative the 2nd time in 10 months. I breastfed him for three months since I had to go back to work and switched him to formula. Now we have to go for the last test at 18 months. What are the chances of him being HIV positive?
    I am so scared.

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