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  • HIV Did Not Stop Me From Having a Biological Child

    On Monday, April 15, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., my life changed forever. My wife, Kasiah, and I welcomed our first child, a healthy girl named Finley Elizabeth Banks, into this world. She was perfect. But the journey to have a healthy, HIV-free biological child began many years before Finley’s birth.

    26 June 2014 | TIME magazine
  • Updated NICE guidelines revise treatment recommendations for people with fertility problems

    The guidelines include recommendations for couples with HIV. They are essentially unchanged from the consultation version, stating that sperm washing may no longer be necessary for couples where the man has HIV and the woman does not. As long as the man is on effective antiretroviral treatment and unprotected sex is limited to days when his partner is ovulating, “sperm washing may not further reduce the risk of infection.” However the guidance does not support the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by the HIV-negative partner.

    20 February 2013 | NICE press release
  • San Francisco: How men with HIV can safely become dads

    Deon and his girlfriend, Caroline, are both being treated at San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86 HIV/AIDS clinic, through a new program thought to be the first of its kind in the country that caters to straight men who are HIV positive and want to have a family. The program, called Positive Reproductive Outcomes for Men, offers reproductive counseling and care to heterosexual couples, and includes support groups for straight men who are HIV positive.

    07 February 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Fertility treatment can use semen from men with HIV

    Fertility treatments can be done safely and effectively in couples where the man is infected with the AIDS virus and the women isn't, according to a new review of past studies.

    27 March 2011 | Reuters
  • Fertility treatment can use semen from men with HIV

    Fertility treatments can be done safely and effectively in couples where the man is infected with the AIDS virus and the women isn't, according to a new review of past studies.

    25 March 2011 | Reuters
  • New sperm-freezing technique may allow safe use of sperm from HIV+ men

    A new technique for freezing sperm can dramatically increase the viability of frozen sperm. In addition, as the technique does not involve the freezing of seminal plasma, it holds out the possibility of allowing sperm from HIV+ men to be used without the danger of transmitting the virus.

    17 September 2010 | International Federation of Fertility Societies
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