Can Hiv Positive Men Have Children

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HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for pregnancy. I'll reprint some information about magnetic couples and pregnancy below for our readers. Good luck! Dr. Bob Children and aids (SPERM WASHING) (PREGNANCY) (POSITIVE PREGNANCY) Mar 24, 2008 I was wondering if a man who has AIDs is... Read more »

Sex with HIV Negative Partner

I was tested positive but my hubby is negative, but i want children, what will i do about this... Read more »


I am a HIV positive young man. Will it be possible for me to have a child without risking infecting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

EVMS Researchers Experiment with Infected Men Fathering HIV-Free Children

...doctors have limited their services to couples with the best chances for success. Only men with low viral levels are accepted, and men with full-blown AIDS are rejected, as are women with HIV. Three of four attempts have resulted in pregnancies... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ohio Children's Football League Reverses Decision, Allows HIV-Positive Man to Fill Coaching Position

...The governing board of the Ellet Suburban Football League, a children's football league outside of Akron, Ohio, on Thursday overturned an earlier decision that barred an HIV-positive man from being Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ohio Children's Football League Bars HIV-Positive Man From Coaching Position

...The Ellet Suburban Football League, a children's football league outside of Akron, Ohio, on Sunday announced that it would bar an HIV-positive man from being an assistant coach, Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...First, women have more total body fat than men. And second, HIV-positive women tend to have more central obesity. However, womenand men tend to have equal rates of fat loss from their extremities. Patients have described this fat pattern in... Read more »
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Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
...BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians, Read more »

Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...walking down the street, having fun, and enjoying life. I'm fairly accomplished, and have made some of my greatest accomplishments since finding out my status 6 years ago. I've had opportunities to have relationships (I actually even had somewhat... Read more »

Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
...I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...orientates himself to life that matters. The virus, whilst I am respectful of it, does not scare me. There are many physical and mental challenges that are as, if not more, potentially debilitating. And yet, here I am again, with a partner who... Read more »