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Jul 31, 2002

what if both couples are positive,what are risks like, in terms of infections, can they conceive and have negative children.

Response from Dr. Remien

Intimate partners are capable of passing on illnesses to each other, especially STDs, regardless of their HIV status. The only way a fetus can be infected with HIV is if the pregnant mother is HIV+. An HIV+ woman is capable of giving birth to an unifected child, especially if she is getting appropriate prenatal care and taking medications as prescribed by her physician.

higher viral load =higher risk?
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