Modern medicine provides people living with HIV a variety of methods for safe and effective conception and contraception. In particular, women living with HIV have a range of options for childbirth, and the incidence of mother-to-child transmission is now very low in properly controlled circumstances. Modern fertility services for people living with HIV – whether they are in a relationship with a positive or negative individual – have made real strides.

Nevertheless, reproductive health asks a number of complex questions of people living with HIV and their doctors. Of course, HIV can be transferred through unprotected sex, and potential parents may want to consider the impact of HIV both on their own lifespan and their child; not only that, but mainstream fertility services have been historically difficult to access for HIV-positive people.

Reproductive Health: The Details

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