Sasha bone asked on Adaobi's TPVD post; "Nice story but wait,how does an infected partner NOT infect his spouse and still get her pregnant? Even if she conceived artificially,its still his sperm right? Are u saying his blood is positive but his sperm is negative? Biko,i need clarification".
Sasha bone and michie girl's question have been on my mind for some time. so i did my research mostly from aidsmap.com.
1) being HIV positive is a touchy subject. no one wants to spill the beans on time because humans in general can't be trusted. they will leave you 99% of times........and 99.9% will talk....divulging your secret to the world. and you know how news spreads esp bad news. you also know how intolerant our society is of HIV positive individuals. though it feels weird to keep the secret for that long but then, consider the feelings of the positive guy. maybe he wanted to know if he can trust you.....and during the process, you fell in love.
2) HIV positive couples can have HIV negative babies. the principle is that the ova and the sperm cells do not harbour the HIV virus. also, your CD4 count has to be very high while your viral load, very low. this must be maintained from conception and through the course of the pregnancy and even during lactation. so it is possible.
Thanks Poster for helping out. However it seems Sasha's question wasn't answered and she still needs answers. Help anyone?