Is Viread safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not yet known whether Viread (tenofovir) is completely safe for unborn babies, although it is not expected to have harmful effects. Therefore, if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is important to discuss the possible benefits and risks of Viread with your doctor before taking it. If you do decide to use Viread during pregnancy, your doctor can help you join the antiviral pregnancy registry. This will allow your pregnancy and delivery to be tracked, so that any effect of Viread on your baby can be evaluated. You should never breastfeed while taking Viread.  Any woman who has HIV or AIDS should refrain from breastfeeding to avoid passing on the infection through breast milk.

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