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Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by Movingcoil(m): 9:01am On Sep 14
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Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by efemena5050(m): 9:06am On Sep 14
When
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by Nobody: 9:07am On Sep 14
Mumu angry
GloriaNinja:
undecided BUT OP. ARE YOU HIV POSITIVE?
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by freeman95(m): 9:08am On Sep 14
PrecisionFx:



HIV IS A SCAM.

HIV IS A HOAX.

HIV is a passenger harmless virus that causes no problems for mankind for thousands of years now

because u have it and want people that has it also to continue spreading it abi?

That's why u wrote that jargons
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by madridguy(m): 9:13am On Sep 14
Thanks for sharing @ op.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by PrecisionFx(m): 9:14am On Sep 14
freeman95:


because u have it and want people that has it also to continue spreading it abi?

That's why u wrote that jargons



The Creator of ur so called HIV test (A test that doesn't detect viruses but rather detects production of antigens) clearly said he's test doesn't find any nonsense virus that kills people...grin.

Ur here as a layman talking nonsense.

Dr Mulis is still alive u cn get to find him n ask him urself
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by ikemesit4477: 9:16am On Sep 14
GloriaNinja:
undecided BUT OP. ARE YOU HIV POSITIVE?
see question! undecided
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by Deo1986: 9:17am On Sep 14
i have learn something new Op thanks
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by doublezero7(m): 9:19am On Sep 14
uboma:



this is a dumb question.
just ignore the girl! she's been dumb simce time immemorial!
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by arantess(m): 9:34am On Sep 14
0key2:


This topic is not a mere assumption. This is backed with scientific researches which have proven overtime that this is actually real. If the measures outlined in the article are followed, the risk is almost zero.
The baby is also placed on NVP at birth and will continue for 6weeks...at the end of six weeks EID/DBS test is advised...then continue on septrin till cessation of breast feeding.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by DEEDEE111(m): 10:03am On Sep 14
The common one is an HIV negative man marrying an HIV positive woman... I work with an HIV NGO in Lesotho and we see them a lot here(serodiscordant couples)....the positive partner wl have to be on Antiretrovirals too(pre-exposure prophylaxis) as long as he or she is having sex with the partner.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by sgtponzihater1(m): 10:05am On Sep 14
Good write up I must say. God bless the OP for this. People should have this info. Let's make this world a safe place for, us, and our children.

PonziHater.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by pooozeee: 10:08am On Sep 14
0key2:
What are the chances of a woman contracting HIV from her HIV positive man?

An HIV negative woman and an HIV positive man (discordant couple) can marry and conceive naturally. There are certain measures which are very important to be considered to make an HIV negative woman to remain negative.

Statistically, it is much harder to transmit HIV than to get pregnant. You will have the highest risk of pregnancy by having unprotected sex one or two days before your ovulation starts; when the ovary releases the egg. This is a 20%-30% chance. The risk of contracting HIV during vaginal penetration, for a woman, is 1 per 1,250 exposures (or 0.08 percent); for the man in that scenario, it’s 1 per 2,500 exposures (0.04 percent, which is the same as performing MouthAction). So, a woman is about 300 times more likely to get pregnant than to contract HIV from an HIV positive man.

To make this safe, your partner must have an undetectable viral load for at least 6 months. The risk then become close to zero. This is the first important step that must take place and a very necessary criterion for marriage and conception to take place. The HIV positive man must have been on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) consistently for over six months to have achieved an undetectable viral load. This is very important as low viral load is a direct indication that the virus is undetectable in body fluids which are semen, blood and vaginal secretions. Hence, the risk of transmission is almost zero.

Then the next step is limited conception attempts during the most fertile days of your cycle. i.e when you are ovulating. Sexual activities should be tailored towards the ovulation period of the woman. A low number of conception attempts has a very low risk if the HIV positive person has an undetectable viral load. It is also still recommended that couples use condoms when the woman is not ovulating, or has become pregnant.

Therefore, limited conception attempts made during ovulation may carry a low risk if your partner’s viral load is undetectable.

Sometimes PrEP [Pre exposure Prophylaxis] and PEP [Post Exposure Prophylaxis] are used as an additional precautions. This involves taking a single dose of treatment before and after having sex.

PrEP is not likely to add much or any protection, because having an undetectable viral load is enough. It might help for psychologically if you are nervous. PrEP is very effective too.

One study followed 91 HIV serodiscordant couples, 43 were positive in male partners and 48 were positive in female partners. There were 196 unprotected vaginal intercourses, 100 natural conception and 97 newborns. There were no cases of HIV seroconversion in uninfected sexual partners. Natural conception may be an acceptable option in HIV-serodiscordant couples in resource limited settings if HIV-positive individuals have undetectable viremia on HAART, combined with HIV counseling, PrEP, PEP and timed intercourse. [1]

The PARTNER study reported zero HIV transmissions after 800 couples had sex more than 58,000 times without a condom when the positive partner had an undetectable viral load. [2]

How often should she get tested and how long does it take for the infection to be detectable?

HIV antibody tests do not work as soon as you are infected. This is because it usually takes several weeks to generate antibodies to HIV. This is called the ‘window period’. Most people generate this response within 4–6 weeks, but approximately 5% of people take up to 3 months. Very rarely it can take longer.

The result of an antibody tests therefore only tells your your HIV status three months prior to the test. This is why people are advised to re-test three months after the exposure if you test at 4-6 weeks, or to wait three months before taking an HIV test.

Taking an antibody test less than 4 weeks after exposure will not tell you very much. You need to wait until at least 4–6 weeks after the exposure. [3]

Will the baby automatically be HIV positive?

As you are HIV negative, the baby will be HIV negative. If you are HIV positive and your viral load is undetectable, the chance your baby will be HIV positive is zero.

Will my baby be at risk?

Your baby can be at risk if you become HIV positive whilst pregnant and your viral load is very high. Returning to using condoms after you become pregnant might still be a good idea, even when your partners viral load is undetectable.

A high viral load is one of the main risk factors for transmission. If viral load is detectable, there is a higher risk of catching HIV during pregnancy.

Transmission to the baby can occur at 3 stages, but only if you become HIV positive.

During pregnancy
At the time of delivery
Through breast-feeding.
However, there are interventions to reduce the risk of transmission to the baby during pregnancy and birth. These include:

Taking treatment so that viral load is undetectable by the time of delivery
Giving the baby a course of treatment for the first 4 weeks of life.
.

Is it an ignorant choice?

This is not an ignorant choice. Far more sero-different couples have children naturally than from using sperm washing. Fortunately, treatment now dramatically reduces the risk of transmitting HIV if this process is done carefully.

However, it is important that both you and your partner make an informed choice. It is recommended that you discuss your options with your doctor.


http://www.healthmatters.cf/discordant-couple-conceive/

I don't know
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by SirLakes: 10:19am On Sep 14
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Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by SirLakes: 10:19am On Sep 14
Thanks for this information Op


HIV isn't a death sentence, With proper monitoring People Living With HIV can have a normal life & have children that are free from the virus.

Information is power. cool
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by Reference(m): 10:27am On Sep 14
Very possible but very hard. High risk in a practical sense because speaking of senses the process of conception is half passion, half science and it is the passion part that makes it fraught with risks.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by Uncleshaga(m): 10:31am On Sep 14
Nice one..am a medical lab scientist and my knowledge about it just increased..tnx
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by Welcomme: 10:36am On Sep 14
BrotherJesu:
Why did u contact ehs ai vy in the first place
I am a Tailor not "am a tailor". I make not "I made"
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by skedy1(m): 10:38am On Sep 14
firstolalekan:
angry

Why should a sane HIV negative woman or man marry hiv positive partner


I don't care if they contracted through eating undecided

HIV people should marry hiv people abeg.

Hehehe,my ribs!
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by CallMeNJay: 10:57am On Sep 14
Nice read
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by adesipe(m): 11:01am On Sep 14
Thanks for the post OP.
Can a HIV positive person with a low viral load test negative during this period
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by newheart2(m): 11:11am On Sep 14
0key2:
This article is for educational purposes. Knowledge is power. You may help someone by reading this and sharing the info with him/her
What of a situation HIV negative touch HIV positive blood, may be by helping accident victim
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by stasiaannie(f): 11:12am On Sep 14
in marriages so many things happen so, while in that same marriage a partner contacts HIV , and they still have plans of having more children, they can do the above mentioned ... do not discriminate, my only problem is if the partner didn't tell the oda the truth of his/her status.
firstolalekan:
angry

Why should a sane HIV negative woman or man marry hiv positive partner


I don't care if they contracted through eating undecided

HIV people should marry hiv people abeg.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by win2kwire: 11:13am On Sep 14
Most of the people discussing born children and conceiving are blacks, they can never stop producing children or talking about how to produce children.

The world is overpopulated, stop adding more to it!!!

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Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by 0key2: 12:07pm On Sep 14
sluk:



Who stands a greater risk of contacting the virus between man and a woman

The woman. Read the article carefully and you will see the transmission risks for men and women.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by OliveCynosure(f): 4:06pm On Sep 14
JellyBean190:
I love this kind of topic. A HIV diagnosis is not a death sentence with the current advances in the medical field. HIV is with us, and knowing about it will go a long way in reducing the stigma, which could be more damaging than the virus itself.
STOP THE STIGMATISATION OF PLWHA TODAY!!!



Yes!!!

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Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by igbanbajo(m): 8:01am On Sep 17
0key2:

Statistically, it is much harder to transmit HIV than to get pregnant. You will have the highest risk of pregnancy by having unprotected sex one or two days before your ovulation starts; when the ovary releases the egg. This is a 20%-30% chance. The risk of contracting HIV during vaginal penetration, for a woman, is 1 per 1,250 exposures (or 0.08 percent); for the man in that scenario, it’s 1 per 2,500 exposures (0.04 percent, which is the same as performing MouthAction). So, a woman is about 300 times more likely to get pregnant than to contract HIV from an HIV positive man./

Just to call readers' attention to the above statistics. Please note that the risks are significantly higher in low income countries which Nigeria is part of. Note that:

a. In place of 1 infection in 1,250 exposures (0.08%) where a HIV negative female is exposed to a HIV positive male in high income countries, the risk is 1 infection in 333 exposures (0.30%) in low income countries; and

b. In place of 1 infection in 2,500 exposures (0.04%) where a HIV negative male is exposed to a HIV positive female in high income countries, the risk is 1 infection in 263 exposures (0.38%) in low income countries.

Link to full study report here
http://www.aidsmap.com/HIV-risk-levels-for-the-insertive-and-receptive-partner-in-different-types-of-sexual-intercourse/page/1443490/

The purpose of writing this rejoinder to OP & readers is strictly for enlightenment so that readers know the risks are higher in Nigeria and can choose to be more careful. I'm not positive and will not be, maa sha Allah. I make this disclosure before some under aged children trolling Nairaland arrive with their invectives.
Re: Can An HIV Negative Woman And Her HIV Positive Partner Conceive Naturally? by 0key2: 8:43am On Sep 17
igbanbajo:


Just to call readers' attention to the above statistics. Please note that the risks are significantly higher in low income countries which Nigeria is part of. Note that:

a. In place of 1 infection in 1,250 exposures (0.08%) where a HIV negative female is exposed to a HIV positive male in high income countries, the risk is 1 infection in 333 exposures (0.30%) in low income countries; and

b. In place of 1 infection in 2,500 exposures (0.04%) where a HIV negative male is exposed to a HIV positive female in high income countries, the risk is 1 infection in 263 exposures (0.38%) in low income countries.

Link to full study report here
http://www.aidsmap.com/HIV-risk-levels-for-the-insertive-and-receptive-partner-in-different-types-of-sexual-intercourse/page/1443490/

The purpose of writing this rejoinder to OP & readers is strictly for enlightenment so that readers know the risks are higher in Nigeria and can choose to be more careful. I'm not positive and will not be, maa sha Allah. I make this disclosure before some under aged children trolling Nairaland arrive with their invectives.


Thanks bro for your input. When I read the above comment, I asked myself what accounted for the difference. Then I saw the additional note in your source provided :
Researchers are uncertain about how to account for the differences observed between the risks of vaginal transmission in high-income versus low-income countries. One possibility is that less accurate estimates came from low-income countries (e.g., due to the under-reporting of high-risk behaviours in the studies that took place there). However, since there are many factors affecting risk levels, they also suggest that any number of as-yet-undetermined viral, biological and genetic factors may be implicated in these differences.

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