Q and A


Can you change ARVs when pregnant?

I’m HIV positive and I’m 3 months pregnant. I used to take my pills at night my doctor’s changed me for morning pills. I’m scared to take morning pills, is it safe for my unborn baby? Is it OK to change treatment when you’re pregnant?


Thanks for getting in touch.

Changing ARVs whilst pregnant is common, do you know what you’ve been changed to? If it’s Acriptega, then it’s OK to take this whilst pregnant. If you’re taking something else, could you please let us know.

When pregnant, it doesn’t matter what time of day you take your ARVs, the main thing is that you take them. Please see here: https://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Mulalo,

    Are you saying that you’ve been diagnosed since you gave birth and whilst you’ve been breastfeeding? If this is the case, your son has been very lucky. If you’re positive and your viral load is detectable, it’s important that you switch to formula. If I’ve misunderstood your quesiton, could you please rephrase it.

  2. Mulalo

    Is possible that I was tested positive and I’m breastfeeding and my son is negetive


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