Magic, a man living with HIV, and Annie, his HIV-negative partner, talk with Dr. Cori Blum, a family practice provider, about safer conception. Annie and Magic want to know, ?What can we do to make the risks as little as possible?? Dr. Blum provides information on TasP (Treatment as Prevention), which is a form of prevention where the partner who is living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load. Next, Dr. Blum tells them about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill that the negative partner takes once a day to prevent HIV transmission. Annie asks, ?What comes with PrEP?? She also tells them about Assisted Reproductive Technologies (sperm washing + Intrauterine Insemination/In-Vitro Fertilization). Magic is curious about possible ways the baby could get HIV, and Dr. Blum explains about sexual and vertical transmission (chance the virus would be passed to the baby). Annie says, ?I think we are ready.?
Watch “We’ve been seeing if we’re ready. Are there any risks involved?”:
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.
- ?Safer Conception Toolkit??or HIV Affected Individuals and Couples and Healthcare Providers
- 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
- Is PrEP Right for Me? A Guide for Women
- Preventing HIV During Pregnancy/Breastfeeding: Using PrEP and/or PEP
- Thinking about Having a Baby? A Resource for HIV- Women with Male Partners who are Living with HIV