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Pregnancy and HIV

...their babies. However, no viral load is low enough to be "safe." Infection can occur any time during pregnancy, but usually happens just before or during delivery. The baby is more likely to 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...
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CHILD SARING IN DISCORDANT COUPLES (PREGNANCYAND SPERM WASHING, POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE, 2009)

I AM HIV POSITIVE, MY WIFE NEGATIVE; CAN WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH THE RISK OF INFECTING HER?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...why I think this discussion about risk and behavior -- how do we make decisions about our sexual life -- is something that belongs in a steady partnership. The program that I'm talking about here is for steady partnerships. It's not about just in... Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...etc, plus we had the negative test results in feb before beginning the ivf.Results of pcr are not back yet (by the way, how long does that take)?So, what are your thoughts on the results thus far?Our fertility nurse tells us non-reactive... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours (my sperm, her eggs).We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested? should we be taking precautions incase I have it and he doesnt? Please try and put my mind at rest as 6-12 weeks is such a long time to wait for a further answer.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,A "trace of HIV Ag/Ab"???? I have no idea... 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
...why I think this discussion about risk and behavior -- how do we make decisions about our sexual life -- is something that belongs in a steady partnership. The program that I'm talking about here is for steady partnerships. It's not about just in... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...the C-section, I found it so strange and weird. But now that I think about it, it was just a moment of discomfort leading to a long, wonderful life with my beautiful boy." In women with risk factors, like a high viral load at delivery or... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

...educator, writer and volunteer since 1993. Welcome, Wendy. Wendy Williams: Thank you. Dr. Kiessling, I know it has taken a long time to get fertility clinics to take on mixed-status couples for fear that they will be sued if a child is either... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...you are infected, you can transmit HIV to others during the window period even if you test negative. About 5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... 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
Hi, this is my first time to post anything like this. I was diagnosed almost a year now (July 8). Im a straight man broke up with my girl at that time and had unprotected sex with a woman. It was fine until I went in for my routine check up before I... 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 »