AI for discordant couples
Jul 16, 2007
can artificial insemination be done for discordant couples without infecting the baby. My hubby is negative while i am positive.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, in vitro (artificial) insemination is available for serodiscordant couples. This will eliminate the HIV-transmission risk to the uninfected male partner. As for mother-to-infant HIV transmission after conception, you'll need to work closely with an HIV-knowledgeable gynecologist and your HIV specialist. Antiretroviral therapy and possible elective delivery (c-section) will be recommended. These interventions will dramatically decrease the risk of passing the virus on to your infant during childbirth. Breastfeeding will also need to be avoided.
Good luck! How about naming your future offspring Dr. Bob?
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