HART Program (HIV)

Hellobaby Surrogacy’s HIV Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program (HART) uses cutting-edge techniques, combined with laboratory testing and preventative medications, so that men with HIV have the chance to become biological parents through surrogacy and with intention.

HIV is now a long-term manageable disease thanks to many advances in the medical field. To ensure the safety of the surrogate mother and child, all of our prospective HIV-positive intended parents undergo a detailed health screening process before being admitted to our program. This is designed to ensure that their HIV viral load is undetectable.

Common Questions

  • Can I be a parent if me or my partner is HIV+?

Yes. Thanks to the HIV Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program (HART), intended parents who are HIV+ are able to grow their families with surrogacy. Through a sperm washing technique and HIV testing, it is possible for HIV+ men to safely father a biological child of their own with no risk to the baby or surrogate.

  • Is it safe to use sperm from an HIV-positive person to create embryos?

Yes. There have been more than 4,000 reported cases of assisted reproduction using sperm from HIV-positive men, and not one baby or surrogate have contracted the virus. Every assisted reproduction and HIV specialist we have spoken with has noted that even without the safeguards our Hellobaby medical professionals have put in place, it would be virtually impossible for HIV to be transmitted to the surrogate or baby.

  • Can the Intended Parents live a life with the same longevity as other HIV-negative parents?

Yes. HIV is now a long-term manageable disease with current medications able to completely control the virus for a full lifetime. National studies now calculate the life expectancy of those with and without HIV to be nearly identical, so bringing a child into a loving home with an individual or couple with or without HIV is essentially the same.

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