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How to have a baby/ Poz man, no woman..

Jan 31, 2011

Hi my partner (male) and I want to start a family. I am positive, he is negative but he wants to use my sperm. We have researched about sperm washing and found a place. However how can we find a surrogate or use a friend when it is not totally safe. We would hate to infect someone else and I think using a positive surrogate would endanger the babies life. Are there any options available to use. I am not on meds, so my CD4 is 600 and VL is 40,000. Any advice would be SO welcome.


Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello James,

You've correctly outlined the problem. Although the HIV-transmission risk could be reduced to exceedingly low levels with techniques involving sperm washing and use of combination antiretroviral therapy, the HIV-transmission risk would not be completely eliminated. Why not have your partner be the sperm donor?

Dr. Bob

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