Etravirine has received only minimal study in pregnant women.

Laboratory studies in animals suggest that the drug is safe during pregnancy, and a case study has been presented of five pregnant women who received the drug through compassionate access due to limited options.1 Three of the women took therapy for their entire pregnancy, the other two during the third trimester only.

Monitoring of peak, trough and steady-state concentrations of etravirine showed that these were comparable to those seen in non-pregnant adults, suggested that no dose modification is necessary during pregnancy. None of their infants were infected with HIV. One infant was born with a minor abnormality to the right ear, but was healthy in all other respects. No birth abnormalities were observed in the other five babies. 


  1. Izurieta P et al. Safety and pharmacokinetics of etravirine in pregnant HIV-infected women. 12th European AIDS Conference, Cologne, abstract PE 4.1/6, 2009
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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