by Ken Mosesian
Really? That's amazing!
That's the number one response we received from physicians when we discussed our outreach program to men living with HIV. The message is simple and extraordinary: with proper care, men living with HIV can have biologically related children. Though this is the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Annual Conference, and we've been talking with physicians primarily about surrogacy, it's important to note that this good news applies to straight men and their female partners as well.
Advances in sperm washing and HIV detection and treatment have made this advance possible, with virtually no risk of HIV transmission to the female partner, surrogate, or embryo. We can state this because of over 5,000 known pregnancies worldwide, there has never been a reported incident of HIV transmission.
For more information go to: www.theafa.org/hiv
The conference has been very uplifting, and the participants have been effusive in their praise of the work of The AFA. They are taken by our inclusive approach to fertility and family building, and our willingness to tackle challenging issues to help every hopeful parent fulfill his or her dream of having a child.
I'm proud of The AFA and the work that we do. I'm proud of our staff, who are fearless. I'm proud of our board, who provide vision and guidance. And I'm proud of those who financially support our work, so that it can grow.
Ken Mosesian, Executive Director