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the procedure of having children while hiv+ male and hiv negative woman
Aug 15, 2001

My husband is hiv+, his viral load is 16.600 and his t4 is 541. We have a strong wish to have children. Is it possible??? how does it work and in wich countries are they doing it allready. we are from the netherlands. Is it easy to do? thank you very much.

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

Unprotected intercourse carries the risk of transmitting HIV infection to you , and then potentially to your baby. In vitro fertilization (fertilization of the egg by the sperm outside of the woman) or sperm washing (a special technique in which the sperm are separated from the seminal fluids and washed) might decrease this risk.I would urge you to discuss this with your care provider, who will likely be able to refer you to someone in your area with expertise in assisting HIV discordant couples. You might also wish to chek out answers to similar questions on this Forum and the Forum on Discordant Couples.


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