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CDC Guidance on Safer Conception: Families Talk Back

July 18, 2017


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HIV Has Changed

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set out last month to update outdated guidance on HIV prevention in safer conception. The new guidance makes clear that sperm washing, used with treatments such as in vitro fertilization, is safe and should be offered to couples.

What it didn't make clear is that either effective treatment for the partner living with HIV or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the negative partner is sufficient on its own to prevent transmission during baby making.

And HIV-affected families have noticed.

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