Can Sperm Carry Hiv And Aids

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...can pass on HIV to her male partner(s) while trying to get pregnant. To avoid this, one option is alternative insemination. This can be done at home or may require medical assistance, such as from a fertility clinic. At home, sperm is placed into the vagina with a syringe or eye dropper. Some women have their partner provide sperm; others use the services of a sperm bank. Medically assisted insemination places the sperm directly into the...
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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, it is possible. The safest way would involve sperm washing followed by artificial insemination. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that discusses this topic Read more »


I was wondering if a man who has AIDs is able to impregnate his wife safely
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have been developed to significantly reduce the possibility of transmitting HIV to a wife or fetus. These techniques involve sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobPlease help me (PREGNANCY)Feb 23, 2008 I leave in... Read more »

magnetic Couple and child bearing (SPERM WASHING, PREGANACY),

the safest way for magnetic couple to bear childen.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,This question comes up frequently. (See below.) The safest way involves sperm washing (if the future dad is HIV positive) and in vitro fertilization. Dr. BobPregnancy and Sperm Washing (POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE Read more »

sperm donor for making a baby

I have a lesbian friend who's been asking me about being a donor, so her and her partner can have a baby. Yes, I am HIV positive, but is there some way I can be a donor? Can they do something with the sperm so it won't cause her or the baby to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I've discussed this topic many times before and consequently will just repost some information from the archives below. Dr. Bob sperm washing .... and Bush Jul 24, 2006 Dr. Bob, I'm part of a magnetic couple here in NYC. What's the latest on my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

83 Percent of Girls in Nigerian Capital Carry Condoms to Prevent HIV/AIDS: Official

...televised interview on Thursday, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin said the majority of girls who work in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, carry condoms to protect against HIV. Osotimehin, chairperson of the National Action Committee Against AIDS, did not... Read more »
The Body

Carrying an Important Message; HIV-Positive Woman Turns to Churches to Help Educate Newark on AIDS Prevention

... For three years, AIDS advocate Deloris Dockery has been lobbying Newark-area churches to preach HIV prevention. Early detection, safe sex, and needle exchange are topics many pastors and bishops feel uncomfortable addressing Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Doc Widow to Carry on His Work

...when a needle used on a dying patient jabbed his finger. His widow, Dr. Dorothy Logie, said recently that she intends to help carry out her husband's work in Zambia. "AIDS is a symptom of what is happening in Africa and the epidemic is being... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Health Official Urges Women to Carry Condoms to Prevent HIV Transmission

...Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad during the 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Saturday urged women in the country to carry condoms to protect themselves against HIV transmission, the AP/ reports. Ahmad said the suggestion... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
...toilet paper. I am afraid that someone who used the roll before me may have pour infected blood into the roll, or he could eject sperm into the roll....Then when I used that roll to wipe my vagina and anus, the blood or sperm could enter my body... Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
...says that though we can't get me pregnant naturally, invetro is possible cecuase the virus lives in the semen, not the actual sperm. He and I are learning more and more about the virus together, but are unable to find out anything about having... Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...father, I have so much to offer. I feel like I got cheated on not being able to be a father. I dont know now if I can be with a HIV neg female or even go on dates anymore without the feeling rejected because of my status. Is it possible to find... Read more »