|Single Male wants children and HIV+
Jun 22, 2004
I have been positive for about 10 years now, and desparately want children. I am single and interested in IVF using a seragate and a egg donor. If this something that I can do? Another question, my doctor took me off my meds about 2 years ago, I have since moved to another state and have not found a new doctor (I live in Chicago). I know that if I want a child my viral load and cd4 count has to be low, for a good result if I use sperm washing. Does anyone know any good doctors in the area where I can get tested or any free clinics I can go to in Chicago. Thanks for your time.
| Response from Dr. Pierone
The costs of assisted reproduction are quite high and there are no data on HIV infected men having children with egg donors and surrogates that I am aware of. Most of the studies of IVF have been done in Europe and have involved serodiscordant couples.
In order to find a clinic in Chicago you can try the American Academy of HIV Medicine website. Here is the link. Best of luck.
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