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.

144 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Rosy,

    There’s no reason why you being positive should influence your decision to start a family, as the above post explains.

    Also if you’re on meds and have an undetectable viral load then you can conceive naturally. This is because the risk of transmission when you have an undetectable viral load is close to zero. Please see the results of the PARTNER study for more info:

    http://i-base.info/qa-on-the-partner-study/

    You may also find our pregnancy guide helpful:

    http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy

  2. Rosy

    Hi, my partner is negative and I’m HIV positive, we really want to have a baby, is this possible?

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Nthabiseng,

    There’s no reason why you can’t have kids. As long as you’re on meds and have an undetectable viral load the baby should be fine. Please read the above post and this link:

    http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy

  4. nthabiseng

    I have two kids and I’m HIV positive, is is possible to have the 3rd one?

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