Can I be on PEP and have a baby with my positive partner?
I would like to find out if I am on PEP can I try to have a baby with my HIV positive partner?
Hi, how are you?
PEP is not recommended as long term prevention for HIV transmission. Instead PrEP is used.
PrEP is a combination of 2 drugs, instead of PEP which includes 3. PrEP is used to prevent a risky exposure and prevents transmission of HIV, even without a condom. As PrEP includes fewer drugs it is usually tolerated better by people as having fewer side effects, if any.
Is your partner on medication? If they are using ARVs and have an undetectable viral load there is no risk to you or your baby from getting HIV. This can be explained by U=U, if you are undetectable, you are untransmissable meaning you cannot pass on HIV sexually. There would be no need for you to be on PrEP.