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Can Women Who Are Hiv Positive Have Children Who Are Negative

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 ,2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have...
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I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »

RE: Please - For My Children (ANOTHER PERSON ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THEY WERE HIV POSITIVE BUT IN REALITY WAS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,I writing you today for two reasons: To tell you that you were right; and to thank you for being such an inspiration.After writing you the last time I still could not accept the fact I was negative, so I met with a Dr. at the University...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Welcome back to the forum!I'm delighted to hear the news! Not about the multiple (and unnecessary HIV tests and consultation), because I already knew you were HIV negative, but about your "shifting teeth"!!!I'll repost below your... Read more »

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 »

HIV negative woman with positive man - how do I cope?

Dear Dr. Shernoff:I don't know how to make this concise - everything seems so complicated right now that it's hard to put it all into a sentence or two. I am a woman who has been involved for over a year with an HIV+ man. Because he had...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I hear your pain and isolation loud and clear. All of your feelings, fears and concerns are perfectly normal, and it is an enormous burden for you not to be able to openly discuss these crucial issues with your partner. Dr. Robert Remien, at the... 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 »

He's positive, I'm negative... for now.

Posted by Jenni, 9 Replies
About 6 months ago we found out that my boyfriend of a year was HIV+. I was negative.

We were tested because he had applied for life insurance. They drew a few tubes of blood and we didn't think about it again. Then he got a letter saying that his... Read more »

My husband is positive and I negative, for now

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Few months ago my husband tested positive and I also found out that he was cheeting on me a year ago. We go trough every crap possible and I have no idea what to do. I am so angry and so scared and I still have my test to do again.
We have two... Read more »

HIV+ women who want to have children

Posted by Anonymous
I am a journalism student in the Boston area writing about some of the issues that HIV-positive people face today, and I am hoping to briefly interview women in the U.S. (especially Massachusetts) about the decision to start families or not. If you... Read more »