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Access to surrogate mother by hiv+ man and hiv- woman(who cannot carry a baby)
Feb 12, 2011

i am hiv+ and my wife is hiv-. We have been married for 11 years without a child. We have tried invitro fertilisation with sperm washing but it was unsuccessful because my wife has had three previous fibroids surgeries, which according to the gynaec might have damaged the lining of the womb. Please advise on the possibility and process involved in accessing the help of a surrogate mother despite my condition. my viral load has remained undetectable two weeks after i started ART in February 2007.

Response from Dr. Henry

Use of a surrogate mother in situations like your can be a complicated and expensive process. Many fertility clinics have only modest experience with complex HIV+ situations. I have referred several patients to the OB/fertility clinic at Columbia University Medical School in New Youk City who have achieved successful pregnancy in challenging situations. KH



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