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Offline Seven

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Anyone have kids?
« on: January 17, 2007, 12:39:13 AM »
Hey everyone!

I am in a poz/neg relationship. I the female is poz, my man is neg. We have been together 3 years now. We found out I was poz in the first year of going out. We are still together and very happy. We know we want to spend the rest of our lives together. I just wanted to get some feedback from some of you out there regarding children. Do you have any? Did  any female with aids have a child planned? If so, can you explain how you did it, if your child is okay and neg. How pregnancy was, I hope you guys kinda get what I am trying to ask here... :-\

If this is too personal to dicuss yuou can pm me.

Thanks,

Seven

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 12:45:14 PM »
I am currently in discussions with my new wife about kids.

There are TONS of good sites available some of them on this site in previous posts.  I hope someone can drag them up for us.

For us its a sperm washing issue but for you it will be more med related.  You stand a VERY good chance of delivering a healthy baby with no nasty virus tagging along for a ride!!!

Long story short...its VERY doable.
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Offline tsw923

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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 06:11:08 PM »
Seven,

I don't have kids right now, but I have discussed this with my doctor.  I am female and HIV+ and my bf/fiancee (long, but happy story) is negative.  There are a lot of options but it boils down to artificial insemination and changing my meds (from Sustiva/Truvada) to something else.  Also I believe that the baby may need to have a course of AZT once its born.  Once we get closer to the time, I will be getting more details, but I have been given every confirmation that positive women can and do have hiv negative babies all the time.

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Offline Eldon

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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 07:50:13 PM »
There is another member on our site that is currently pregnant. I cannot recall her name at this time. However, AC is correct that there is a lot of information that is available to you regarding this subject matter. While looking in the right places, you will find that in which you are looking for.

Offline Seven

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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 12:19:28 AM »
Hey guys, no I already know about how its better if the fmale is poz and not the guy and there a less then 2% chance my kid would be born with hiv, I was just curious to see if anyone has kids or has gone through the process of making a baby while poz and wanted to share you experince, thats all.

Offline DanKenny

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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 08:06:40 PM »
Hi Seven,

You may wish to visit www.thebody.com especially, its forums for women (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Women/).  These questions are addressed there routinely.  Certainly, having kids is possible... a lot depends on your VL and your meds (e.g., no sustiva, preferably undetectable  VL, C-session, etc).  Another good advice is to seek a ObGyn who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, and preferably those with HIV+s.

re sperm-washing contact - www.duncanholly.org or www.columbiaivf.org

Hope all works out well for you.

regards, DK
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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 12:04:32 AM »
google: vertical transmission of hiv
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Offline IzPoz

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Re: Anyone have kids?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 12:32:21 AM »
I found out I was pos when my daughter was 10 months old.  I'm pretty sure I was positive when I was pregnant.  Today, she's 13 1/2 and negative.

Looks like you have some great information happening here :) Good luck in your research!!!
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