Q. I am a HIV negative man married to a HIV positive woman. We would like to have a child. Please advice.

Answered by
Dr. Richa Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 26, 2017 and last reviewed on: May 09, 2019

Hi,

I am a 26 year old HIV negative man married to a HIV positive woman. We would like to have a child. I want to know if there is any medication that can prevent the child from being infected. Is there any risk of me also getting infected?

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hi,

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  • Yes there are very good chances of you getting infected with your wife during sexual intercourse.
  • So you should take proper precaution before sexual intercourse.
  • Yes. Chances of a baby getting infected with HIV from a HIV positive mother are very high.
  • You should consult a doctor for your wife's treatment during pregnancy with a drug called Zidovudine to prevent your baby getting infected with HIV and she should not breastfeed her baby.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have further questions, revert back to a HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist

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