Jan 28, 2008
Hello, My husband was diagnosed with HIV about two months after we had started dating. We both used your site regularly while we were learning what HIV would mean for him as an individual, and us as a couple. We are now married, and thanks to your advice, I have remained HIV negative.
Now we are thinking about having a child...he is on treatment (Atripla) and CD4s are making a comeback with VL undetectable.
We have done the research regarding Sperm Washing, AI and/or IVF. Due to the cost of those procedures and the incidents of multiple birth, we are wondering if there is any new information on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The most recent information I have found in the archives is from 2006, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.
Thanks for any advice you might have.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is not yet approved for any clinical indication, as it is still under active evaluation in clinical trials. The safest way, by far, for magnetic couples (poz guy, neg woman) to conceive a child is sperm washing and IVF. I would suggest you discuss this further with an HIV-knowledgeable/experienced Ob/Gyn physician and your HIV specialist.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can You Get HIV From Touching A Bloody Scab?
- Sore On Penis After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Does Doxycycline Treat Both Chlamydia And Gonorrhea?
- Does Herpes Cause Harm To The Immune System?
- Can I Catch An Std By Kissing A Woman's Breasts?
- Can You Get Hiv From Having Blood Drawn?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.