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Can A Person With Hiv Hold A Baby

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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

Risk of HIV+ to babies

Hi. My HIV+ husband and I are interested in having babies. In early Jan 07, my husbands CD4 was... Read more »

HIV+ wants baby

Is it possible for an HIV+ man to have a baby? Maybe, not by intercourse but artificial... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: My Babies and Me

I found out I was positive in 1994 when I tried to sell my blood. I thought this was an easy way to get extra cash and help others at the same time. I never would have guessed what I was about to learn. A grave-looking doctor gave me the news. A... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Health Officials Hold Meeting to Examine Methods to Boost HIV Testing; Experts Say Routine HIV Testing Worth High Cost

Nearly 300 U.S. physicians, government health officials and HIV/AIDS advocates on Wednesday gathered in Washington, D.C., for a two-day meeting that focuses on new approaches to expanding HIV testing in the nation and its potential effect on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Project Holding HIV/AIDS Writing Contest for Youth

Young people ages 14 to 22 are invited to take part in a national story-writing contest sponsored by the Hear Me Project. Submissions may be fiction or non-fiction but must concern personal vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and involve characters affected... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC: HIV Infection Rates Hold Steady Except Among Young Black Males

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that while the overall number of people who are infected¬†each year is relatively steady, but there was a 48 percent increase in the number of young HIV-infected African American men... Read more »
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All I am holding on to

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Tomorrow (Tuesday) I send in my 3 month test. Needless to say, I am scared to death. I have thought about some things though.....My exposure was low risk (I was blown by two guys and rimmed by another in a bath house - I did not see any blood). I... Read more »

Holding down a job

Posted by Anonymous, 19 Replies
I was recently infected and am concerned about holding down my job. May I ask if other folks continued going to work after testing positive? If so, for how many years were you able to work? I can't quit my job, since I really need the money. I'm... Read more »

New Baby

Posted by jayinpdx, 3 Replies
My sister just had a new baby. Unfortunatly I am not allowed to hold him because she is afraid that he will get HIV from me. I have told her time and again that that is not the way it works. That you cant get this simply from touching or kissing... Read more »

New Baby

Posted by jayinpdx, 2 Replies
My sister just had a new baby. Unfortunatly I am not allowed to hold him because she is afraid that he will get HIV from me. I have told her time and again that that is not the way it works. That you cant get this simply from touching or kissing... Read more »