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Family Building and Fertility Options For Those Living with HIV+

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The ABCs Of Surrogacy

The ABCs Of Surrogacy


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According to the CDC more than 1.1 million people are infected with the HIV and there are appromiximatly 50,000 new cases of HIV each year here in the United States. Many people don't realize that due to new biomedical interventions technological advances and advance reproductive technology, those who are HIV+ are now able to have children without any risk of passing along HIV to their own babies. On today's episode, we have a special one-hour long show with three industry professionals who have specific expertise in this area. We are proud to have Dr. Collin Smikle, reproductive endocrinologist from Laurel Fertility in San Francisco;  Dr. Marlane Angle, Director of Fertility at Laurel Fertility; and Shannon Weber, Director of the National Perinatal HIV Hotline and also the Coordinator at the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC) . Each will be discussing revolutionary technology family building options that are now available, making parenting a viable option for everyone, including those who are HIV+, without any transmission of the virus to either baby or carrier of the pregnancy. Don's miss this very enlightening episode, in which these experts will be discussing at length the processes and procedures now available to assist HIV+ recipient parents with creating their own family.