How long will I have to take the ARVs?

ARVs should be taken for the entire pregnancy or at least from the time you reach 12 weeks or 3 months in pregnancy. The decision to continue taking ARVs after pregnancy will depend on your how the HIV is affecting your body. You will need the medications for the rest of your life, if your CD4 count is 350 or below. This is to help restore your immune system and make you healthy again.