Dr. Cori Blum asks Magic, a man living with HIV, if he wants to have a baby.
They discuss TasP (Treatment as Prevention), which is a form of prevention where the partner who is living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load, and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill that the negative partner takes once a day to prevent HIV transmission. Magic says that he and his wife aren’t in a rush to have a baby, and that they want to make sure they do it the right way. Dr. Blum invites Magic’s wife in for a consultation. Magic says, “It’s kind of weird, me talking about having a baby, because of the simple fact, I never thought I would be even thinking of having a baby after my diagnosis… It brings a little bit of hope.”
Watch “It brings a little bit of hope”:
For more information on these topics:
- Having a Healthy Sex Life and a Healthy Family: a video for men living with HIV who have sex with women.
- Pietro Vernazza on Safer Conception Options for Serodifferent Couples
- Safer Conception Options For Serodifferent Couples
- Thinking about Having a Baby? A Guide for HIV+ Men with Female Partners