Progressives Open World’s First HIV-Positive Sperm Bank to ‘Break the Stigma’

Nwo Report


The world’s first HIV-positive sperm bank has been unveiled in New Zealand in an attempt to reduce stigma against disease.

Sperm Positive have already taken sperm donations from three men who are living with HIV but cannot pass the virus on.

Their HIV medication ensures they have an undetectable viral load, meaning the amount of virus in their blood cannot be transmitted to another person. reports: Sperm Positive is an awareness campaign and is not operating as an actual fertility clinic, but said it could connect people with one if they wanted to have a baby using a donor’s sperm.

Damien Rule-Neal was one of the first to donate to SpermPositive.

He was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 but was confirmed undetectable after starting treatment some 18 years ago.

He said there was still a lack of education among the public in New Zealand about what…

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