Q and A


My CD4 is 124, can I have a baby?

My CD4 count in May was 124. I take my meds every day. When is it a good time to have a baby?


Thanks for getting in touch.

When thinking about having a baby when you’re positive, your viral load is more important than your CD4 count. It is up to a woman to decide when they would like to try for a baby.

For example, the UK HIV pregnancy guidelines say that so long at the CD4 count is above 1 cell/mm3 it is still okay to become pregnant.

Having an undetectable viral load reduces the risk to a baby. Please see this link for more information: https://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Joj9,

    Please see the following: https://i-base.info/qa/factsheets/viral-load-converting-log-values-to-numbers If your viral load is less than 1.7, or 50copies ml, this means that your viral load is undetectable. Your HIV is under control.

  2. Joj9

    1,6 -7 log /mL meaning


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