Dr. Cori Blum asks Magic, a man living with HIV, if he wants to have a baby.

They discuss TasP (Treatment as Prevention), which is a form of prevention where the partner who is living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load, and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill that the negative partner takes once a day to prevent HIV transmission. Magic says that he and his wife aren’t in a rush to have a baby, and that they want to make sure they do it the right way. Dr. Blum invites Magic’s wife in for a consultation. Magic says, “It’s kind of weird, me talking about having a baby, because of the simple fact, I never thought I would be even thinking of having a baby after my diagnosis… It brings a little bit of hope.”

This film is part of a reproductive justice video series created as a collaboration between HIVE,

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

and MHPPPI.

 

 

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