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Adoption Hiv Parents

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Hiv+ parents: adoption or pregnancy

Hi, my wife and me are both hiv+ with undetectable viral loads since 4 years and feel very well. Having decided to become parents we'd like to have your advice on either pregnancy or adoption. Is adoption possible in our case and would it not...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
You should check with adoption agencies to see what your options are. Becoming pregnant is certainly possible but does risk the baby becoiming infected. This risk can be lowered with use of antiretrovirals to probably 2% or less. BJ... Read more »

Can baby That is positive infect adoptive parents .

We are adopting a baby that is H.I.V positive . Can we get it through careing for her? We have had... Read more »

HIV+ and Adoption

I was diagnosed as being HIV+ almost two years ago, and have been on a cocktail of Combivir and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Families Are Adopting HIV-Positive Children

The number of U.S. parents who have adopted or are considering adopting a child with HIV has surged in recent years. Throughout most of the epidemic, strict U.S. immigration policies limited entry for people living with HIV. But that restriction... Read more »
TheBody.com

Ukraine Says No to Elton John's Desire to Adopt an HIV-Positive Boy

It's a sad day when an HIV-positive child is stuck in an orphanage, unlikely ever to be adopted. However, the Ukranian Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko apparently felt confident in rejecting singer/songwriter Elton John's bid to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nebraska Settles Lawsuit With Man After Refusing to Allow HIV-Positive Woman to Adopt Child

Nebraska has reached a settlement with a man who sued the state nine years ago for refusing to allow his HIV-positive wife to adopt a child, the AP/Kansas City Star reports. Both parties signed an agreement not to disclose the terms of the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

"The Happiest Day of Our Life" -- A Gay Couple Living With HIV Adopts

At 26, Greg was all set to get married when Frank walked through the door of his workplace. It was love at first sight. Greg put aside all thought of blending into the straight world. The two men have been together ever since. One thing, however,... Read more »
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Adopting an HIV+ little girl

Posted by Anonymous
I am a single parent who is adopting a beautiful little girl who
just happens to have AIDS. She was born exposed to the disease
through her bio mother. I would like to buy life insurance in
order to plan for the future just as I have done for... Read more »

Adoption

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+ and we have gone through the sprem washing and IVF with no luck. We are moving toward adoption but I'm afraid that we won't be approved because of his HIV status. Has anyone adopted successfully with one parent being +? Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am hiv+ and my husband of 4 years is negative. I was dignoised hiv+ when I went for physcials for adoption. This just shattered my dreams when my doctor told me it is not possible for us to adopt because I am hiv+. I have read a couple of... Read more »

WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »