Q and A

Question

Is Novatrim the same as nevirapine and zidovudine?

My baby is exposed to HIV so I was given nevirapine and zidovudine. But when I went for refill for zidovudine because it has finished the nurse gave me Novatrim without asking any questions. Is it Novatrim and is it good for my son of three weeks.

Answer

Hi there

Nevirapine and zidovudine are both HIV medicines. They are only given to you baby for a short time – usually four weeks.

After this the baby is given antibiotics called co-trimoxazole – and this is the Novatrim.

If the times were different or if you are still worried, please call you clinic so they can double-check.

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