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Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS

January 8, 2013


This is an outrageous thing that no woman has ever done before.

This is an outrageous thing that no woman has ever done before.

Because of the lack of mainstream information and support available on having a baby while living with HIV, it may feel this way to some positive people -- and their loved ones and friends -- at the start of their journey toward positive parenthood. But at last count, back in 2000, an estimated 6,000 to 7,000 women living with HIV had given birth in the U.S. that year -- and doing so has only gotten safer since.

Luckily, we've gathered the perspectives of more than a dozen women who have had babies while living with HIV. These women from all over the U.S. have generously shared their advice and thoughts on the process, so that other people living with HIV and planning for parenthood would know that they are not alone.

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