Sep 26, 2010
Am taking travuda and stocrine.Is it true that when taking medication with low or zero viral load one has a low or minimal chances of passing on the desease? My girl is 23 and negative but wish to make a baby.I have no illness or sore or blood letting scare.Can we try making a baby?
Response from Dr. Frascino
While it is true that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that has driven the plasma HIV viral load to undetectable levels for greater than six months significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission, unfortunately it does not completely eliminate the risk. You can read much more about this in the archives of the Forum on Safer Sex and HIV Prevention where we have entire chapters devoted to magnetic couples, pregnancy, HIV transmission and many other related issues. The safest way for you and your HIV-negative wife to conceive a child is for you to have sperm washing and then utilize artificial insemination techniques. This method is fully discussed in the archives as well. Have a look. Talk to your HIV specialist and an HIV-knowledgable obstetrician regarding your best options. Good luck.
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