|Serodiscodant couple trying to get pregnant
Jan 31, 2011
Dr. Bob, Please I wish you will be able to find time to help me and my wife with our situation. We a serodiscordant, I the husband I'am negative and my wife is positive. She has been below detection for six years now and I have been negative all this while. We are trying to get her pregnant but can't afford the money for these expensive methods out there. I am equally scared to have unprotected sex with her and won't even consider the idea that I start PEP and then we have unprotected sex. That is completely out of the equation. We attempted to get pregnant last month using a not very long enough syringe. I ejaculated into a cup, we inserted the semen through the syringe into her. She actually got pregnant and you can guess our joy. Unfortunately, I guess the syringe was so short that the egg was not properly implanted. We also can't seem to find a longer syringe to use. Please I beg of you, do you know any method our there, may be, a longer "instrument" that we could use and get her pregnant and the egg well implanted. Please help us out here. Thanks very much.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Unfortunately there is not much I can do for you over the Internet. I would suggest you ask your wife's HIV specialist for a referral to an HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician. Explain the situation to her and most likely she'll be able to help with an inexpensive and safe mechanism to help with the fertilization process.
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