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Is It Safe To Have Babies When You Have HIV

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hiv+safe to have a baby

Hello, Im HIV positive my boyfriend is not Hiv positive we want to try for a baby i been living with Hiv for 18 years my cd4 count is 595 my viral load is in the 100's and the medicines im taking im doing very well on im taking combivir and...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You have several good questions -- let's take them one at a time. If you are on antiretroviral medications and your viral load is < 1000, your chance of passing the virus to the baby is 1% or less. Viracept and combivir appear to be safe... Read more »

6months pregnant, diagnosed HIV,is it safe for my baby?

Hi Doc, six months pregnant,and diagnosed HIV,is it safe to take Tribuss?I've checked the... Read more »

HIV- Mother, HIV+ baby?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Suppose that an HIV positive person impregnates an HIV negative woman. Is it possible for the baby... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

To Stop Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Focus on Safe Breastfeeding Strategies

"There is great hope that we can finally stop infants from getting infected with HIV by their mothers. But first, countries with high rates of HIV infection must work out how to deliver reliable health programs to protect babies form their mothers'... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health: HIV Drugs and the Baby's Health

In the past particularly, some mothers and doctors have been reluctant to use or to prescribe antiretrovirals during pregnancy. This is out of concern for unknown effects to the baby. It is difficult to know if there are any long-term effects. ... Read more »

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

This is Bonnie Goldman, editorial director of The Body. Welcome to This Month in HIV. Dramatic progress over the last 10 years in HIV medicine means that HIV-positive people can be expected to live an almost normal lifespan. With 75 percent of... Read more »

Having a Baby When Both Partners Are HIV Positive

If you and your partner are both HIV-positive and want to have a child, there are two important issues to consider: keeping both of you as safe as possible while trying to get pregnant and preventing the baby from becoming infected. Protecting... Read more »
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Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
Can 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 »

HIv positive and having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just found out I am pregnant. But I'm positive and really worried. Will I get sicker? will my baby die? Does anyone know about this? laura K.

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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 with
this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm
just worried that... Read more »

WANT to have a baby!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a hiv positive woman and want to have a baby with my boyfriend. Is there a safe way to do this? My viral load is NOT undetectable (10,000) hes not positive. Can we have sex? Want to hear from other women who did this? Did it make you sicker?... Read more »