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Conceiving and Having a Baby

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

Ann Kiessling, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation
    "What we have found now is that many of the assisted reproduction clinics that collaborate with this program don't necessarily want it widely advertised that they do." \-- Dr. Kiessling
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    "If we detect any virus, the sperm are discarded. It's not a matter of how much virus can you wash away. It's really a matter of using sperm from a specimen that wasn't exposed to virus to begin with." \-- Dr. Kiessling
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    "If we detect any virus, the sperm are discarded. It's not a matter of how much virus can you wash away. It's really a matter of using sperm from a specimen that wasn't exposed to virus to begin with." \-- Dr. Kiessling
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    "I basically equated it, when we were going through it, as just any couple that was struggling to conceive. I wasn't so much thinking of us as an HIV-serodiscordant couple anymore, because what we were going through at that point was no different than what, I'm sure, millions of people do, in this country and around the world, trying to conceive a child every year." Christa
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    "It was so empowering to me to hear a health care provider saying that, 'Yes, you do still have the right to go out and have a child, even though you're positive.'" \-- Wendy Williams
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    "I remember lying in bed at night, and my husband was away on a trip, and feeling completely alone, and feeling no one can help us." \-- Wendy Williams
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    "It was so empowering to me to hear a healthcare provider saying that, 'Yes, you do still have the right to go out and have a child, even though you're positive.'" \-- Wendy Williams
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    You know, it's not my disease. I'm not the one who has it, but I'm living with it, and I'm affected by it. My husband has chosen not to disclose to anybody -- not even his family." \-- Christa
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