Q and A

Question

How can I get pregnant when I am HIV positive?

Can you please give me information on the right procedure in getting pregnant when you are HIV positive?

Answer

Thank you for your question.

There are different options as regards getting pregnant when you are HIV positive.

The options take into consideration whether your partner is also HIV positive or whether they are HIV negative.

As you have not indicated this in your email, I am sending you our general guide on HIV, pregnancy and women’s health. The guide includes detailed information on the various options available. Please follow this link to this guide to HIV and pregnancy for more information.

Best wishes


Information on this website is provided by treatment advocates and offered as a guide only. Decisions about your treatment should always be taken in consultation with your doctor.

106 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Emelda.

    i-base advocates aren’t medical doctors, so I can’t comment on your fertility issues.
    With regards to telling your boyfriend, have you tried to introduce the topic of HIV into conversation? If you have, what has his reaction been? Are you on treatment? If you are do you know if you have an undetectable viral load?

  2. emelda

    My boyfriend and I have been trying for a baby since October, so far nothing has happened. The thing is he doesn’t know about my status.

  3. Hi Kayt. please talk to your doctor about this. Neither HIV nor treatment will be affecting the chance of getting pregnant. The doctor can give advice on the best ways to become pregnant and perhaps run tests to check. Sometimes this just takes time, but the doctor is a good place to start.

  4. kayt

    Hy guys , må lady is HIV positive, and we have been tryna have a kid but we keep failing, we both worried about the situation, pls i need your help , what’s the cause and what must we do ?

  5. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Alice,

    Even if you are worried about telling your husband, you need to be on ARVs for you own health. If you do not take ARVs your CD4 will drop. This will mean that unless your HIV is treated, you will eventually become ill. If you aren’t taking ARVs the risk of transmission is also greater. That is if you are having unprotected sex with your husband.
    I can’t tell you how to tell your husband, as I don’t no either you or your husband. You could though try and find out what his understanding is about HIV. And also what his reaction might be.
    If you are wanting to have a child, you will need to be on medication. If you aren’t the risk of transmission increases.
    There is no easy way to do this. I do though wish you luck

  6. Alice

    Hi I was on ARVs, but when I got married I didn’t tell my husband anything…so I decided to leave taking medicine because of him…now he insist he want a kid..what can I do?

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