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children
Dec 5, 2005

I am a HIV positive young man. Will it be possible for me to have a child without risking infecting either the mother or my baby?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Yes, there are cases of HIV positive men fathering children under supervised, lower risk situations (for the mother). There are rare centers in the US (Columbia University, I hear) taht are performing sperm washing and in vitro fertilization in selected cases.

I'd talk to you doctor about your options, including HIV treatment (which is nearly always required for sperm donation).

I'd welcome comments from our readers who may have gone through these procedures. BY



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