I’d like a child, should I wait until my viral load is undetectable?
Hi, I’m positive and married. I’m on medication, but my viral load is still high. I’d like to have a baby, should I wait until my viral load becomes undetectable.?
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Many women become pregnant when their viral loads are still detectable. This might be due to them not knowing about their status, or due to being new to treatment, or even due to just not being on medication. Though this may not be a problem, if you can wait until your viral load is undetectable this could help prevent transmission. For more info about pregnancy and HIV please see here:
You’ve said that your viral load is still high, how long have you been on medication for?