HIV-positive mother pregnant for second time

November 21, 2014 admin No comments

PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Amanda and Ali with daughter Saabria ) - A HIV mum who was so desperate for a family is pregnant with her second baby despite the risk of passing on deadly virus to her husband and unborn child. Amanda Mammodova, from Milton Keynes, was diagnosed with HIV in 2010 - just three months after first meeting her now husband, Ali. The 33-year-old feared Ali would call off their relationship but instead he vowed to support her. SEE CATERS COPY.

Mrs Mammadova found she was HIV-positive three months into her relationship with husband Ali (Picture: Caters)

A woman who has HIV is pregnant with her second child since the diagnosis – but must now wait to see if her husband or baby has contracted the virus.

Amanda Mammadova, 34, was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2010, just three months after meeting her current husband Ali, who agreed to risk having unprotected sex in order to start a family.

And after giving birth to HIV-free Saabria, personal trainer Mrs Mammadova is now pregnant again – but she and her husband must face a long wait to see if she has passed on the virus.

‘Ali has always supported me and is willing to get HIV in order for us to be a normal couple,’ Mrs Mammadova said.

‘I did try to persuade him to go down the insemination route but he wanted us to conceive naturally.

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‘I had always wanted a family but when I was first diagnosed I thought my chances of having a family had been destroyed.

‘But HIV hasn’t ruined my life, I married Ali eight months after my diagnosis.’

Mrs Mammadova, from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, said she was devastated when she found out she had caught the virus off a previous partner and feared her boyfriend would call off the relationship.

Despite conceiving two babies naturally, Mr Mammadova, 29, has so far remained HIV-negative.

Mrs Mammadova hopes she can serve as an example to other HIV-positive people.

‘[HIV] is not a death sentence anymore,’ she said.

‘I hope my story shows people that the disease doesn’t need to hold you back.’

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