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Can a woman with HIV be surrogate?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 11/16/2016

In the process of surrogacy, a woman with HIV will be discarded because she does not have optimal health conditions. An HIV-positive woman can transmit HIV to the baby at any time during pregnancy, with increased risk during childbirth.

If a woman chooses to become pregnant despite having HIV, she will receive medication during childbirth to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission and a cesarean delivery will be preferred.

Suggested for you: Surrogate Medical Follow-Up Before and During Pregnancy.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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