Having children outside a heterosexual relationship: options for persons living with HIV

Tristan J. Barber, Tuvia Borok, Tara Suchak, Alison Weatherall, Tor Doherty, Natalie Gamble, Robert Pralat, Rusi Jaspal, Christine Cocker

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This article presents information about the social, legal and medical issues that medical and non-medical practitioners in the UKi should consider in order to signpost options for people living with HIV (PLWH) who are not in a heterosexual relationship and want to become parents. Despite significant medical advances, increased medical awareness among HIV practitioners and the ability to live a full life with HIV, stigma still exists around PLWH wanting to have children. There is a lack of awareness among the general public and the non-specialist medical community about the realities of living with HIV, and the options available to become a parent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Issue number2
Early online date18 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2019


  • HIV
  • children
  • homosexuality
  • pregnancy

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