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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.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 26, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

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?

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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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