HIV-positive parents-to-be looking to grow their family can be referred to New Life’s amazing IVF clinic in Cancun, Mexico, where they can receive the assistance they need with the expertise of a Californian embryologist. The procedure is simple and very straightforward. Parents-to-be are asked to send their last six-months’ lab tests showing undetectable viral load in serum to our clinic by e-mail. If the viral load is high, we are unable to accept them until they have undergone treatment for at least three months, but following special treatment, the viral load will become satisfactory for the parent-to-be to be accepted for one of our programs.
Following approval, parents-to-be are invited to visit our Cancun clinic, where the test will be performed again. If the results match those previously sent to our clinic, the parent-to-be will be able to leave their semen to begin sperm washing. Although the possibility of transmitting the virus with molecular-based washed sperm is virtually nonexistent, sperm washing and molecular testing are performed for all HIV-positive parents-to-be to ensure the safety of our surrogate mothers and your baby.
In Mexico, the sperm washing takes place in a local IVF clinic, but the samples of the washed sperm are sent to one of our partner molecular testing Lab in US for final approval and to guarantee there is no detection of the HIV virus.