Continue taking your anti-HIV medications until you speak with your healthcare provider. Stopping treatment suddenly could harm you and your baby.
If you are in your first trimester tell your healthcare provider right away if you are taking Sustiva (or Atripla). Sustiva alone or in Atripla may cause birth defects that develop during the first few months of pregnancy. Your healthcare provider may change to alternatives. After the first trimester, Sustiva or Atripla can be used safely.
Talk to your healthcare provider about the anti-HIV medications in your regimen. Pregnancy can affect how your body absorbs medications and your dosages may require adjustment.
If you used to take anti-HIV medications but do not anymore you should still talk to your healthcare provider about the medications you used to take, your results of any past drug-resistance testing, and why you are no longer taking the medications. This information will help your healthcare provider to select a new regimen that is safe for you and your baby.