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Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS

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Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS
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HIV-positive women safely having babies? Impossible!

HIV-positive women safely having babies? Impossible!


OK, so it works for moms, but HIV-positive men definitely can't be biological fathers.

OK, so it works for moms, but HIV-positive men definitely can't be biological fathers.


Pregnant women are eating for two.

Pregnant women are eating for two.


Pregnancy, like HIV, is a pre-existing condition under U.S medical insurance guidelines.

Pregnancy, like HIV, is a pre-existing condition under U.S medical insurance guidelines.


To have a child who is HIV negative, a mom living with HIV definitely has to deliver her baby via Cesarean section, right?

To have a child who is HIV negative, a mom living with HIV definitely has to deliver her baby via Cesarean section, right?


Those strong HIV meds <i>must</i> have negative effects on fetuses and babies.

Those strong HIV meds must have negative effects on fetuses and babies.


This is an outrageous thing that no woman has ever done before.

This is an outrageous thing that no woman has ever done before.


Olivia G. Ford

Olivia G. Ford

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Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.