There are a number of options available to couples like you.
In response to your question, it is possible for you and your girlfriend to have a baby without you catching HIV.
Activist Joshua Gault and boyfriend Chanse Kyle are a gay couple in Shreveport, Louisiana.
They were both just 19 when they found out Kyle carried the virus after they got tested together, back in July 2014."He grabbed my hand and pulled me to the back and gave me a big hug and told me, 'Josh, I came back positive,'" Gault told Mic of the day Kyle's diagnosis came through.
Dear Alice, I recently began dating a guy who is HIV positive.
I know how it is transmitted and the risks involved, but I was wondering if there are any statistics out about being infected in my similar situation.
Being on treatment and having an undetectable viral load dramatically reduces the chance of your girlfriend passing HIV onto you.
In fact, a 2014 study tracked nearly 900 mixed-status couples with undetectable viral loads and tens of thousands of sex acts between them, and it found that not a single transmission of HIV had taken place.
Growing evidence suggests that as HIV medicines become more efficacious, HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral medications are significantly less likely to transmit the virus to a sexual partner than someone not taking medication.
In fact, in a study of almost 3,000 monogamous serodiscordant couples, it was found that with the use of antiretroviral therapy, only 3.4 percent of sexually active couples would transmit HIV from the infected to uninfected partner over a period of 100 years.
"I said, 'Babe, I love you, this sucks, but I am going to be with you through everything.'"From there, they worked with a case worker to figure out next steps and treatment options.
Meanwhile, Gault opted to begin taking Pr EP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), an HIV prevention drug that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes as "a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV."Gault remains HIV-negative to this day, and the couple's daily life is pretty much indistinguishable from those of same-status couples.