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HIV - Children
Oct 12, 2001

My boyfriend has HIV, are children out of the question?

Response from Dr. Jackson

Children are not out of the question, but there is a risk of you or the baby becoming infected should you become infected during sexual intercourse to conceive the baby. This risk is relatively small (1 in 500 per sex act on average), but obviously HIV infection is devastating should it occur. In vitro fertilization probably lowers this risk, but cannot reduce the risk to zero.



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