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When the Woman is HIV positive

Assisted/Self insemination

  • Assisted or self insemination is an option for an HIV positive woman when her partner is HIV negative
    • Semen from her HIV negative partner is inseminated as high as possible into the vagina using a plastic syringe around the time of expected ovulation
  • Advantages: cheap, can do it yourself, no risk to the man 
  • Disadvantages: clinical


Apart from conception methods, there are other considerations that influence the decision to have a baby when either partner is HIV positive. Listen to Lisa tell her story.....