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† Phoenix † 1 angel baby; 16166 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting snglemama:" people can live very long, normal lives now with HIV."


I am not saying they can't, I was just going off what she asking.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" The recommendations for breastfeeding have actually changed, it is recommended that HIV pos women do actually bf now."


oh wow, i thought taht was a big no no. and why alot of african babies got HIV? idk ive never really studied HIV, the only little bit i did was why Medical MJ was good for patients with AIDS..

i guess BM doesnt carry the virus? or does the antibodies cancel it out? do you know why its okay now?

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" oh wow, i thought taht was a big no no. and why alot of african babies got HIV? idk ive never really ... [snip!] ... patients with AIDS.. i guess BM doesnt carry the virus? or does the antibodies cancel it out? do you know why its okay now?"

there is still a lot of research happening
but here is one of the articles
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120614182751.ht
basically along with the drugs breastfeeding is recommended, though some medical organizations still need to catch up with the science (CDC)

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
10th Nov '12
The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33494 posts
status 10th Nov '12

If I wanted a kid, I would have one.

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting snglemama:" people can live very long, normal lives now with HIV."


:!::!::!:

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
10th Nov '12

There are so many ethical debates like this... to me, sickle cell is something that I would think would be something more controversal than HIV. So many people can live without much of a problem when they are HIV+ on medications. Sickle cell, however, is a life with a lot of pain and blood transfusions that medications can't really help much.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21627 posts
status 10th Nov '12

I would TTC when I was ready. There are so many ways to prevent transferring HIV to a baby.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
10th Nov '12

There are ways to have HIV negative children while being HIV positive. I would look into that route before not having children altogether.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
10th Nov '12

I would adopt. HIV isn't a death sentence anymore. It doesn't have to progress to AIDS.