img-pink-princess

HIV

Biological family building through surrogacy for
men with HIV.

In 2006, thanks to advances in technology and assisted reproductive medicine, Growing Generations launched a program to provide its services for people with HIV—allowing them for the first time to become biological parents through surrogacy. Since then, more than 50 babies have been born to parents with HIV and the number grows every year.

Now, in collaboration with its medical network, Growing Generations is introducing a new program to expand the number of people who can be helped by this service.We call it HART (HIV Assisted Reproductive Technologies).

Learn more about the HART HIV Program.  >>

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

Yes. The goal of this program is to take every step possible to ensure the health and safety of the surrogate and the intended parent’s child by utilizing the very latest advances in assisted reproduction techniques, laboratory testing and preventative medications.

In more than 4,000 reported cases of assisted reproduction using sperm from an HIV-positive person, there has been no case of transmission to the carrier of the baby or the baby. In fact, every medical professional we have spoken with who is an expert in HIV or assisted reproduction believes that even without the safeguards our medical professionals have put in place, it would be virtually impossible for an HIV infection to occur.


Can the intended parents
live a life with the same
longevity as other non-HIV
positive parents?

Yes. All of the intended parents who participate in our program go through an extensive health screening process before being admitted to the program. This is designed to ensure that their HIV viral load is undetectable and that their health status is acceptable.

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.

Bringing a child into the loving home of an individual or couple with HIV is essentially no different than bringing a child into any loving home.

Hear about the HART Program from a GG Surrogate.  >>