HIV Positive Intended Parent
From Dreams to Reality: Biological Family Building For Men with HIV
Becoming a biological father as HIV+ man is possible! As a man who is HIV positive, you can I still become a biological parent through surrogacy!
There have been more than 4,000 reported cases of assisted reproduction using sperm from HIV-positive men, and not one baby or surrogate have contracted the virus.
HIV is now a long-term manageable disease with current medications able to completely control the virus for a full lifetime. National studies now calculate the life expectancy of those with and without HIV to be nearly identical, so bringing a child into a loving home with an individual or couple with or without HIV is essentially the same.
In 2016, a comprehensive international review of all published reports of double washed sperm used for assisted reproduction found no cases of HIV transmission in over 11,000 cycles of either intrauterine insemination or IVF/ICSI.
To ensure that the sperm donor is non-infectious, the following three criteria must be met:
The intended parent is fully adherent to his HIV regimen
The viral load has been fully suppressed for at least six months
There are no active sexually transmitted infections