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want to have a baby
Oct 23, 2005

my cd4 is somewhere around 150 but i am not sick. i want to have a baby. can i?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Many HIV+ women can and do have healthy babies. Essential to this is the health of the mother and the use of (whenever possible) combination HIV therapies (HAART). With treatment and undetectable HIV viral loads, the risk of transmission of HIV to the baby is very, very low.

I'd invest time discussing your treatment options and family desires with your doctor.

Good luck, BY



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