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Pregnancy and HIV

...be infected if the delivery takes a long time. During delivery, the newborn is exposed to the mother's blood. An HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his wife and to their child. To reduce this risk, some couples have used sperm washing and artificial insemination. How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? What if the father is infected with HIV? Recent studies have shown that it is possible to "wash" the sperm of an HIV-infected...
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Final question from crazy straight jacket guy

Hi Really, really sorry to bother you but this should be my last time. I was just wondering if there is anything which would affect a test result at 3 months. Just had second thoughts when you said that fruits and vegtables had no effect (thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...curiosity took over and I decided to take a look at the tissue and why it was mouldy. It was then I realised that it was my sperm from about 5 days previously. Before I realised this I picked up another tissue which also had my sperm on from... Read more »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...milk in adults is negligible. If you remain concerned, get a single HIV rapid test at the there-month mark. Good luck. Dr. Bob sperm is like breast milkApr 28, 2007 "astronomically in your favor", "1 in 10,000", "negligible", and etc... These... Read more »

Dr Bob - NO-ONE makes me laugh like you!

Dear Dr BobJust had to write in and say that NO-ONE makes me laugh like you!! Your answers recently (especially to the chicken bone guy!) have had me laughing out loud. I've had some hiv worries lately, most of them not really legitimate (via body...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this forum. As Paul Rudnick, the celebrated playwright and author once wrote: ""Only money, rage, and science can conquer AIDS. But only laughter can make the nightmare bearable."" I try to use all four money, rage, science and humor to... Read more »

Is it worth me getting tested?

Hi its the kfc boy again. I was just wondering is it worth me getting tested because I keep having thoughts of HIV and how I have got it from the chicken in the trash can incident, i keep thinking to myself did I rub my eyes because the HIV on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...curiosity took over and I decided to take a look at the tissue and why it was mouldy. It was then I realised that it was my sperm from about 5 days previously. Before I realised this I picked up another tissue which also had my sperm on from... Read more »
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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 »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

...negative and her husband of seven years is HIV positive. They conceived safely thanks to a combination of having her husband's sperm washed in a special procedure and then mixing the washed sperm with her egg in an in vitro fertilization [IVF]... Read more »
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HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...viral load test, click here . To read more about viral load, check out our collection of articles . HIV Drug Resistance Testing Besides a CD4 count and viral load test, your HIV specialist will look at your overall health with a general... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...levels through glucose tests. For the most accurateresults, it's best to check glucose levels when you have been fasting (noteating for about eight hours). (See TWP sheets Diabetes and Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) Blood fat... 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 »

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 »

Telling Friends

Posted by toby75, 11 Replies
Just got diagnosed one month ago and it was a HUGE shock, I'm still not entirely sure how or when it happened, I feel completely ashamed and depressed and do not want to tell anyone. I have only told two really close friends as I know they would... Read more »

We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
...My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members Read more »