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pregnant and negative?
Feb 21, 2003

If a HIV+ man makes love to a HIV- woman, and a woman becomes pregnant from this intercourse, can she still remain uninfected?

Response from Mr. Kull

Yes, although the woman would be putting herself at significant risk for infection. A person isn't always infected when being exposed to HIV, but having unprotected sex with an HIV infected person really challenges the odds.

One study demonstrated that 33% of sperm samples from a sample of HIV positive men contained HIV RNA. So, it is possible to become pregnant without the infant or the mother being infected, but there is a considerable risk.

Sperm washing, the process of separating out uninfected sperm from semen, continues to be researched and practiced in some areas (it's more popular in Europe than the U.S.).

RMK



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