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.

118 comments

  1. Gladys

    Me and my partner we are positive and we want a child, is this possible?

  2. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Nency,

    If you’re asking can you have sex without condoms so that you can conceive naturally, then the answer is yes.

    If this wasn’t what you were asking, could you please be more specific.

  3. Nency

    Both me and my husband are HIV positive. We’re desperately trying to get pregnant. Can you tell us how to.

  4. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Jeanneth,

    You being positive shouldn’t be a barrier to having children. Nor, should it matter that your partner is negative. this is because you’re on meds. You being on meds means that the risk of you transmitting HIV to your boyfriend is close to zero. Please see the results of the PARTNER study:

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

    With regards to the fact that you were trying before you started meds, is there anything specific you’d like to ask?

  5. Jeanneth

    I’m HIV+ and my boyfriend is negative, he wants children. What should I do because we were trying before I started to take treatment.

  6. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Spha,

    If you’re asking if you as a HIV positive woman can have kids, the answer is yes. You can also have kids with someone who is negative. Many women do.

    If you’re worried about transmission. If you’re on treatment and have an undetectable viral load then the risks are close to zero. Please see the results from the PARTNER study:

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

    Our HIV and pregnancy guide may also be of help:

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

  7. spha

    I have a boyfriend he’s negative. He really want’s a baby boy. I don’t know what to do.

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