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Author Topic: Pregnancy  (Read 1248 times)

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Offline jahpoy

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« on: July 16, 2017, 12:29:09 pm »

I'm a male poz since 2013. Current CD4 324 with undetectable VL. I'm engaged and getting married by the end of the year. My fiance is not a PLHIV like me. I just wonder if it would be possible for us to have a baby of our own without infecting her and the baby? I hope I could get responses from medical experts here.

Thanks in advance.

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 12:45:32 pm »
There are no medical experts on these forums, or, at least, acting in that capacity--even if, in fact, they are medical professionals.

These forums are designed as an online, peer sustained, support system for those who are infected by the HIV and for those who may know and care about them.  It is not a forum designed to provide medical advice.

That said, yes, it is quite possible for you to have a baby with an HIV-negative partner without the baby contracting the virus.  Read the information available through this link and discuss with your healthcare provider:

HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline JimDublin

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 01:21:17 pm »

Being HIV positive is not a reason not to have kids if you both want them. There are plenty of HIV positive parents here on the forum.

Being the father the main trick is simply not to pass the virus onto the mother, I have included a link of the planning of this, ideally you should both speak to your own doctor before making any plans and get some face to face advice

Wishing you both the best,


« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 01:41:34 am by JimDublin »
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Transmission and Risks:
HIV Transmission and Risks
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline 2tcells

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 09:31:46 pm »
I have had 3 kids being hiv poz. first 2 without meds before I knew. last one I was on meds and ud. mother and kids are not poz. if your planning to have a kid talk with your dr he will probably recommend she be on truvada as prep
7-4-13 diagnosed   cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud
9-23-14                   cd4- 97    vl-ud
1-22-15                   cd4- 156  vl-ud
4-14-15                   cd4- 122  vl-ud
6-12-15                   cd4- 148  vl-?
8-15-15 start stribild
9-3-15                     cd4- 152 vl-ud
11-25-15                  cd4- 211 vl-20
2-17-16                   cd-4 194 vl-ud
4-1-16 start genvoya
5-10-16                   cd-4 220 vl-ud
9-19-16                   cd-4 182 vl-ud
12-2016                  cd-4  267!vl-ud
cd-4 stays around 250-300 now

Offline RobbSC

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I have a 7 month old
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 02:17:34 pm »
Hey - like you I am undetectable and my wife is negative. With the help of our doctors we safely conceived naturally. Our son is now 7 months old and is a healthy little dude. To be safe my wife took Truvada while trying to get pregnant. Once pregnant she was tested regularly to make sure she was still negative. If you do not wish to try the natural way you can look into sperm washing, however that is less common with the advances in research. Speak to your doctor. I am no authority on this; just telling you how we approached it. Good luck!

Offline MrThankful

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 10:34:20 pm »
Three children here and all three, including the wife are healthy and negative. They were all conceived before we found out I was positive, so in short, it's very possible.

Offline Bartlett

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 01:23:43 am »
My wife is also preggers with our 3rd and is negative. We weren't trying to get pregnant at the time and had been taking precautions like have for the last couple of years since my dx, but things happen (lol).

As the others have said, talk with your doc - with you being UD the risk is much much lower than if you a) didn't know and were trying or b) having your meds fail.

I have determined that my doctor must be more liberal thinking than some other HIV docs (and she is moving in December out of state - boo) because she has mentioned that once we get past the 2 year mark for my UD status she is ok with us not using condoms unless we want to. Kind of hard to wrap my mind around to be honest.
DX 1/25/16
3/30/16 - CD4 368 20% VL: 48k
6/7/16 - RX for Genvoya
7/25/16 - VL: <20; CD4 461/17%
11/28/16 - VL: UD; CD4 357/19%
3/20/17 - VL: UD; CD4 489 / 22%
7/24/17 - VL: UD; CD4 449 / 23%
11/21/17 - VL:UD; CD4 523 / 22%
3/27/18 - VL: <20; CD4 580/21%

Offline newbie2016

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 07:13:43 am »
possible yes and bubs is likely going to be given anti virals for the first month as a precaution followed by testing at 3 stages between birth-15 months old
Best of luck


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