Pregnant HIV positive mothers can reduce the risk that their child will contract HIV. These videos discuss techniques appropriate for developed countries where antiretroviral medications, formula, and clean water are readily available and for developing nations where they often are not.
This video explains how HIV positive people can have children, reduce or eliminate the risk that their partner will contract HIV, and minimize the risk that the child will contract HIV. HIV positive people should avoid unprotected sex. But they can still have children. An HIV positive man can provide a semen sample to his doctor. A technique called sperm washing is used to ensure that any HIV in the seminal fluid around the sperm is removed. An egg is removed from the woman, fertilized by the washed sperm outside the body via in vitro fertilization, and the fertilized egg is placed into her uterus. If a woman is HIV positive, her partner can provide a sperm sample which is then placed into her body.
Are you pregnant or thinking about having a baby? Then this video is for you.
If you are HIV positive, it is entirely possible to have an HIV negative baby. However, your child may become infected with HIV during pregnancy, childbirth or while breastfeeding. If you take NO steps to protect your child from HIV and breastfeed the baby, there is between one chance in five and almost one chance in two that your child will become HIV positive. If you take NO steps to protect your child and do not breastfeed, there is between one chance in six and one chance in three that your child will become HIV positive.
Learn the HIV risk of different sexual activities when one partner is HIV positive and one partner is HIV negative (a discordant partnership)
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