|HIV + and wants to have children
Mar 23, 2014
Hello Dr. Young, I am hiv + and my girlfriend is negative. I am healthy and undetectable for many years. we practiced safe sex with my girl so far. Now, we both are considering getting married and having children a normal (traditional) way. I lost sleep on this because she may get infected in the process. Please advise. Thanks,
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thank you for your post.
There are a number of ways that magnetic couples can safely conceive a child- in the past, we'd have couples go through sperm washing and artificial insemination, but with today's expanding options- which include having the positive partner on HIV medications and the possibility of pre- and/or post-exposure prophylaxis for the negative partner make this a more straight forward process.
I'd suggest speaking to your HIV care provider about the best approaches for your situation.
Good luck and best of health to you both, BY
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