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Author Topic: Is there such a pill.....  (Read 2587 times)

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Offline dingowarrior

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Is there such a pill.....
« on: December 21, 2006, 06:17:14 PM »
hi everyone
i  currently have an undetectable viral load and my cd4 at my last appiontment in october was 200,up from 120 when i was diagnosed this past april.my wife (who is negative) and i want to try and have another baby.
my doctor told me with an undetectable viral load the chances are greatly in our favor that we can have a child and i not infect her or the unborn baby.
my question is, is there a pill that she would take to protect her after we make love. i know this sounds dumb,but i've seen a cuople of shows on t.v. that some people who thought they may have gotten stuck with a needle take a pill temperaly ..does any of this make sense? is there such a thing?.
we know about sperm washing, but if we can have a baby the natural way,that would really be great. my doctor said he has several pos. undetectable males who went on to have babies with their wifes. i just want to be sure she is protected..or is sperm washing the only way?

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Re: Is there such a pill.....
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 07:04:16 PM »
Sperm washing is realtively simple and effective. If your viral load is undetectable natural conception may be an option. See:

Natural Conception Potentially Safe for Mixed-Status Couples

The use of antiretrovirals, eg Truvada, as a preventative is speculative, despite encouraging studies.  The merits of doing so is something for careful discussion with (both) your health care provider(s).

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline dingowarrior

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Re: Is there such a pill.....
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 07:12:02 PM »
thank you Matt  ;)


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