Surrogacy for HIV Positive Parents
It is but natural for an HIV positive intended parent to have babies, start a family and see the kid grow up in front of his eyes just like any other parent. New Life supports this idea fully and believes that an HIV positive patient has every right to enjoy parenthood and is ideologically against the social stigma and alienation that are slapped on the poor soul. Discrimination and social prejudice still plague the life of an HIV patient, but with the advancement in the field of medical science suitable treatment is available to him.
At New Life we take it up as a challenge that the HIV patient gets a baby of his own and walks away with the new member to his family smiling. The latest strides of progress made in reproductive technology for HIV-infected persons specifically have made us at New Life extend our services in the field of infertility treatment to these people. This will lead to fulfillment of their dream of having a family where the child would function as a vibrant nucleus.
The special technique of sperm washing is a highly sophisticated procedure of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that minimizes the risk of HIV transmission to the mother (female who carries the baby) and eventually to the unborn child in the womb. However, the sperm cells are immune to HIV virus. They just float on the seminal fluid as viral entities. The idea is to isolate the sperm cells from the rest of the seminal fluid containing the deadly virus. This will mitigate the possibility of transmission of HIV to the surrogate mother or the female partner during fertilization. Sperm washing techniques have received accolades from medical experts around the world for being a full proof and safe technique of protecting the embryo from the HIV. In 2007, the retrospective data published by researchers bring encouraging news to HIV patients.
A network of the Centre for Reproductive Assisted Techniques for HIV in Europe comprising of eight fertility centers in six European countries conducted a total of 3315 cycles of assisted reproduction including over 2000 cycles of IUI with washed sperm. Not even a single case of HIV transmission was reported.
For HIV-positive patients (intended fathers) , we offer the following programs with sperm washing at our Mexico Branch, at New Life Mexico:
- Surrogacy only
- Surrogacy with egg donation
- IVF for HIV negative partner plus egg donation
- Surrogacy with frozen embryos
However, the price package for HIV patients will be different from standard cases for obvious reasons for deployment of special equipment and highly skilled technicians.