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Is it Safe to Donate Sperm if I am HIV+?

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I am a 37 y/o hiv(+) male. I have friends ( a lesbian couple) who have asked me to donate sperm so that they can have a child. I am honored, as I am the only person they've considered. They state that I have all the qualities that they are looking for in a man to inseminate the one to be impregnated. They don't know of my hiv status.
I would love to fulfill their request but I don't want to endanger a friend's life either. To my knowledge, they are both hiv(-). I really want to tell them that I won't do it and make up some reason as why I will not. I would also love to have a child of my own in this world. What should I do? Are there any chances of her not being infected? If so, how likely that she would not and how likely that she would become infected? I will not do this if she may be at serious risk. Please help!

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replied April 11th, 2006
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HIV is present in sperm in large quantities. There is great risk of infecting your lesbian friend with HIV should you donate sperm for insemination . I don’t recommend you become a sperm donor to anyone. If your friends are real friends to you they will accept the truth and you as HIV+!
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