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Fertility Treatment for HIV-Positive Women in Africa

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A patient in Cote d'Ivoire holds anti-retroviral drugs. (Photo: David Baron)

Across Africa, in regions hard hit by HIV/AIDS, anti-retroviral treatment has restored health to those who were once sick. Many HIV-positive women would like to have children, but they face a dilemma: How can they become pregnant without putting their male partners at risk of infection? Dr. Okeoma Mmeje, an ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, offers a simple and inexpensive solution. She speaks with The World's Marco Werman about her program in Kisumu, Kenya. To listen to Anders Kelto's report referred to in this interview, visit Infertile in a Land of Kids, part of The World's special series on family planning in Africa, Family Choices: Fertility and Infertility in Africa.

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