HIV/Aids

Question
Posted by: Thabo Motaung | 2017/10/10

Q.

Conceiving a child without infecting one another.

Hello Dr Am a 29 years old male and am HIV negative and my 3 years partner is HIV positive and recently we would like to conceive our 1st child together and our concern is the issue of conceiving without being infected how can we prevent that from happening cos we have been using condom ever since and i love this woman and we have moved in together and we want a child,please help

Expert's Reply

A.

HIV/Aids expert
- 2017/10/12

You can have a baby safely without you getting infected. The most important thing is for your partner to be on lifelong antiretroviral treatment. The aim of treatment is to suppress the viral load - the number of HIV copies in the blood. If your partner's viral load is suppressed then the risk of HIV transmission to you is negligible. You will be able to have unprotected sex and conceive without HIV infection. Google the phrase UequalsU. It means Undetectable Equals Untransmittable . All the best with the babymaking!

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