'It Brings a Little Bit of Hope' (Video)

Dr. Cori Blum asks Magic, a man living with HIV, if he wants to have a baby.

They discuss TasP (treatment as prevention), which is a form of prevention where the partner who is living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load, and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a pill that the negative partner takes once a day to prevent HIV transmission. Magic says that he and his wife aren't in a rush to have a baby, and that they want to make sure they do it the right way. Dr. Blum invites Magic's wife in for a consultation. Magic says, "It's kind of weird, me talking about having a baby, because of the simple fact, I never thought I would be even thinking of having a baby after my diagnosis ... it brings a little bit of hope."

This film is part of a reproductive justice video series created as a collaboration between HIVE, AIDS Foundation of Chicago and MHPPPI.