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.

70 comments

  1. Hi Mandy. If you are taking HIV medsand have an undetectable viral load, you can concieve by having sex and your partner will not catch HIV.

  2. mandy

    I am HIV positive and my partner is not positve.We feel that its time that we have a baby so I wanted to know if it was possible that I could concieve without getting him infected

  3. venessa

    Am HIV positive & my partner also we need a child our health is ok, after my periods end how long will I be ready to fall pregnant.

  4. Hi Jessica. One benefit of treatment is that as well as protecting your health, HIV becomes very difficult to transmit. You can also have children that are unlikely to become HIV positive. I hope you have good luck in finding a partner and in your plans for a family.

  5. Jessica

    Am always scared that will I get a right person with my status or will I have family

  6. Roy Trevelion

    Being on HIV treatment (ART) can help you have a healthy baby. But it’s important that you talk to your doctor about it so that the baby can be planned.

    You can find out more information about HIV and becoming a mother here:
    http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy/becoming-a-mother

  7. tandiswa

    Am HIV positive and I need a babe, and my virus load is ok, and my CD4 for count is ok.

  8. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Precious,

    It’s important that you plan your pregnancy with a clinic or healthcare team so that your baby is kept healthy.

    You should both be getting the right HIV care and treatment to make sure that your health is looked after too.

    You can find out more about planning your pregnancy here:
    http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy/planning

  9. precious

    Me and my partner we are both positive. I am on treatment and he is not, we need a child. what can we do?

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