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Can Dads With Hiv Have Kids

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dad+, mom-, pregnancy and hiv testing

I am due to have our second child within the month. My husband and I ALWAYS practice safe sex except when using ovulation predictors and attempting pregnancy. (twice now). What would be your recommendation for testing during pregnancy. Had viral...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Assuming you did not have unprotected sex during the six months after becoming impregnated I think you can be comfortable about being HIV negative; if you remain concerned I would suggest a HIV DNA test; JLS.... Read more »

Dad just diagnosed

My dad, who my kids and I live with after my divorce, just told me that he has HIV. He has probably... Read more »

From a very nervous Dad.

Thanks Dr. Bob, You really truly are a great guy, great Dr., great everything! The advice you give,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Dads May Pose Less Risk for HIV

HIV risk in gay male couples is reduced when they become fathers, according to San Francisco State University (SFSU) researchers. Their study documented the lifestyle changes of transitioning to parenthood for 48 gay male couples in the Bay Area. ... Read more »
TheBody.com

Caring for HIV-Negative Kids (and Yourself) in an "HIV Family"

Shana Cozad Angela Davey Jessica Mardis Rusti Miller-Hill What's it like to raise babies as a woman living with HIV? The past 15 years have brought studies that have shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt, just how low... Read more »
MyFabulousDisease.com

For Dad: "I Am the Man My Father Built"

Never in my short life had I been camping. I hated the grit of dirt and leaves, bugs, peeing outdoors, and the looming prospect of sleeping amongst it all. The woods looked like the terrarium for my pet alligator, and from what I could tell, Wally... Read more »
Housing Works

After a Decade Apart, a Dad Tells His Daughter He Has HIV

Vargas sees a photo of his daughter for the first time in 12 years. Once in a while, a story made for a movie plays out in the real world. Euclides Vargas, 55, is a former disco dance instructor and speakeasy owner living in Brooklyn. He has... Read more »
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dad is hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello

My dad just sent me a letter last year to let me know he is hiv+ and has been for 3 years now. I understand why it took so long to send the letter, but why a letter? Why not tell me face to face? I opened the letter on the way to my... Read more »

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Wow, I just read all the posts and I am sorry about all the problems that have arised. I did not mean to stir people so much. What I was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hello,

I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »

Concerned Dad- Transmission Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all, I was diagnosed positive six months ago and started on meds right away. I must have had it for a while because my CD4 was only 24! Anyway, I am tolerating the meds pretty well so far. I have three young children and my doctor has told me... Read more »