HIV-positive fertility options

We’re excited to be leading NZ again. In 2016, we were proud to be New Zealand’s first healthcare organisation to be awarded the Rainbow Tick for our inclusive fertility care.

This year we have been working closely with New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), Body Positive and Positive Women Inc. on an exciting initiative for people living with HIV who are wanting to have a baby or donate sperm to help others.

It is now well established that people living with HIV who are taking antiretroviral drugs, can achieve an undetectable viral load and therefore have a zero chance of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners and children. All forms of fertility treatment (e.g. IUI, IVF) are a safe option for those with HIV wanting to try for a baby. We are now pleased to share that men living with HIV, who have an undetectable viral load, are able to become “known” sperm donors.

With the clinic sperm donor wait list currently well over a year in New Zealand, this opens up options for those who are needing a sperm donor. If you know someone living with HIV who is taking antiretroviral drugs and willing to donate their sperm, Repromed are happy to help facilitate the fertility treatment.

We are delighted to be working with NZAF, Body Positive and Positive Women Inc. to help educate New Zealanders on the significant reproductive advances for those living with HIV, which benefits our Rainbow community in such a positive way.

You can find out more on our ReproFact sheet about HIV-positive fertility options.


Published 2020.

Megan Black

Nurse Manager


Megan leads the nursing team through the continually changing face of IVF. She works in a multidisciplinary team, providing the essential organization between the doctors and laboratory and ensuring communication between all departments.

Megan started her IVF nursing career in the United Kingdom, working in two large London clinic’s before returning to New Zealand. She is also the Secretary of Fertility Nurses of Australasia.

I love working with people and see nursing as a vocation, not a job. I usually spend my downtime absorbed in a good book and planning my next travel adventure.