HELP: “I’m HIV+ and my HIV- fiancé wants a baby”

Anonymous from Pretoria writes:

I’m a 31-year-old woman

who is HIV positive. I have

been on antiretrovirals (ARVs) for

two years now and my fiancé is HIV

negative. He wants us to have a baby

but we always use protection.

Dr Eve answers:

It is good that you are using

a condom right now as you

want to get proper health care

advice on how to fall pregnant safely.

In other words, your partner will

be placed on ARVs to prevent him

becoming infected with the virus and

then your baby will also be treated

before she/he is born so that she/he

does not become infected.

Consult your HIV/Aids reproductive

health clinic to get all the help that

you have a right to receive