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Author Topic: Conceiving  (Read 4082 times)

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Offline CRAZYred

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« on: January 02, 2010, 02:19:52 PM »
I am negetive, my partner is positive was thinking of asking him what he thought of trying for a baby, no quite awhile ago when i actually joined this site there was a link that told you step by step how to inject his sperm without actually having sex does anyone has an imformation on this that they could point me to so i could pass along to him??????

Offline whoknew

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Re: Conceiving
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 11:32:55 AM »
I would recomend maybe talking to a specialist about this, Im not sure what the risks for transmission are from the sperm even though it is "injected" Maybe someone else can advise but I would urge you to be careful and get all the advice you can from medical proffesionals. Is this not where sperm washing is important.

You have to protect your own health but there will be a way as other couples in the same situation will have been through the same.

Goodluck x

Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: Conceiving
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 04:52:29 PM »
I thought if he was on meds and undetectable then risk of transmission would be really low...but I'm not sure I would want to take that risk anyway...Agree with whoknew about getting advice.
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Conceiving
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 07:00:33 PM »

I alerted Rjane (Poz male) who posted in the Living With HIV Forum (thread title: I'm Devastated...) or close to it, about the successful, serodiscordant pregnancy he's enjoying with his negative wife. I told him in a post I was going to encourage you to send him a PM so he can let you know what they went through to conceive. He's got a lot of info to share.

Best of luck.

Offline Thinkahead55

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Re: Conceiving
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 11:14:59 PM »
Sorry, don't check as often as I should, but I just saw this thread and the question.  I posted the following post earlier in the month on the following experience with Bedford Research, which we used to conceive.  Me (male, pos) and my wife (neg) are about 4 months pregnant using sperm washing and IVF.  I am happy to answer questions here or directly, as more couples should understand their options for conceiving with this issue...

I (pos since 84) and my wife (neg) just had this procedure done and it has been successful.  I didn't have issues with a vasectomy, but other than that we did the sperm washing and the IVF.  I am in very good health, undetectable since 2002, and my wife is relatively young for the fertility doctors (<35), and were told initially we would probably be successful quite easily.  We worked with a major teaching hospitable in a major US city for the fertility part (they see a couple serodiscordant couples every year) and worked with Bedford Research out of Boston for the sperm washing.  Bedford was great.  I did my initial appt over the phone, never had to travel to Boston, and just sent the stuff back and forth via Fed Ex.  They then worked directly with my Doctor to provide the samples in a frozen form, I have to say it worked VERY smoothly.  We did one round of IVF and ended up with an ectopic pregnancy, then just did it again and were successful.  Fertility doctor was great, Bedford was great.  I wish all healthcare worked so smoothly. 

1984 - contracted HIV (transfusion)
1991 - diagnosed HIV positive
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