Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Do People Get HIV From Sperm

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

..."undetectable" viral load does not mean zero. It means there is not enough HIV in your blood sample to show up on the test. The viral load test measures virus in the blood. It doesn't tell you about virus in sexual fluids (sperm or vaginal fluids.) The viral load test result was for when your sample was taken, not today. Viral load can change quickly, especially if you get sick with a cold or flu, or even if you get vaccinated. Even...
Ask the Experts

Children and aids (SPERM WASHING) (PREGNANCY) (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

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
...Hello,Yes. A variety of techniques 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 Read more »

HIV+ person wants children

Hey Dr. Bob I have a client who found out recently that his boyfriend is HIV+. He asked me a question about the possibility of his boyfriend having children in the future. I told him that because it would probably be in vitro fertilization and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible to have a child without endangering her life and the child life. We decided against adoption and artificial reproduction (sperm banks). These were options to us. Is it really safe? Please give a yes or no answer if possible. I haven't... 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
...Hello,Yes, there are ways to significantly decrease the risk of HIV transmission from an HIV-positive male wanting to conceive with an HIV-negative female. (See below.) However, do your friends Read more »

HIV + male HIV - female

Dr. I have a question concerning having children. I have asked my HIV specialist and I am getting mixed answers. I am HIV pos and my wife is HIV neg. we really want to have a child, is it really possible to have a child without endangering her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Negative Women Who Want a BabyOct 16, 2004 Response from Dr. Lee Several people have written recently asking for information about sperm washing and their hopes about having a baby when the man is positive and the woman is negative. There are a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Approves Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

... The California Senate recently voted 35-1 to approve a bill ( SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, the MediaNews/ Oakland Tribune reports (Geissinger, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Committee Approves Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

...Health Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a bill ( SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, including artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, under... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Committee to Debate Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

... The California Senate Health Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to debate a bill ( SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments -- including artificial insemination and in vitro... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...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... Read more »
Connect With Others

Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
...anyone give me some addvice on having children with my hubby who is positive. We are living in the UK and have looked into sperm washing but we would have to pay 5,000 for each treatment which we cant aford to do so the only other option for us... 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 »

Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
... Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience Read more »

what is sperm washing???

Posted by posneg, 3 Replies
...with. i love my boyfriend with every inch of my heart, and still would love to have the happily ever after. i have been seeing sperm washing brought up a little, and was wondering if anyone could clue me in as to where on the east coast this is... Read more »