Our expert says:
The best way for you to try and achieve a pregnancy if your wife’s fallopian tubes are normal is by a process of Artificial Insemination. However you should try and only achieve this process once your wife is on treatment and her CD4 count is high and her viral load is undetectable. Under these circumstances this will give your potential child the least amount of chance of being affected with HIV. So the answer t your question of whether the child would be affected or not is that there is a high chance of transmission of the virus if a pregnancy occurs when the CD4 count is low and the viral load is high. In addition once a pregnancy occurs ARV’s would either need to be continued or be given if it hasn’t been started and to avoid breastfeeding and to have a caesarean section. All of the following above would then decrease the chance of transmission to a much lower level.
Answered by: Dr. Y.M. Dasoo
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