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HIV and children
Oct 5, 2003

Dr. Young:

Thank you so much for your prompt assistance to my previous questions. I have one additional question. My wife and I are considering having children using donor sperm. With a CD4 count of 198 and virtually a non-detectable viral load, would you recommend against or in favor of still having children? My doctor has told me that there is no reason not to proceed with children, but I would very much appreciate a second opinion. I just don't want to have children and then die of HIV in the near future. Thanks.

Response from Dr. Young

Not knowing all of the details of your situation, it's hard to make an argument that has the richness of what your doctor undoubtedly already knows, but I do agree with what he or she has said.

Good luck. BY

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