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10 Harmful Myths About HIV/AIDS


You Can't Have a Baby if You're HIV Positive

You Can't Have a Baby if You're HIV Positive

This may be one of the saddest myths to persist to the present day. Mother-to-child HIV transmission has been all but eliminated in resource-rich areas of the globe, and aggressive programs are afoot to end the phenomenon worldwide. Meanwhile, effective, tolerable HIV meds are making it possible for parents to watch their children grow to adulthood and beyond.

This is excellent news, yet many outside the HIV community have no idea it's true. Whether you're an HIV-positive man or woman, and whether you're part of a mixed-status relationship or one in which both you and your partner are living with HIV, there are a number of options available for you to safely have a baby without transmitting HIV to your partner or your child.

Warren Tong is the senior science editor for and Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.

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