Everyone should have the opportunity to be a parent

Surrogacy for HIV+

At Vita Nova, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be a parent. We’re proud to support and help HIV+ intended parents achieve their dream of parenthood through surrogacy safely and securely.

What is SPAR?

How does the SPAR process work?

The 4 steps in the SPAR process

  1. Consultations with intended parent(s) and surrogate. Both intended parents and surrogates will have conversations with the surrogacy agency about what the SPAR program is, how the program works, and if there are risks to the surrogate in the SPAR program.
  2. Collection of specimens, following FDA protocol. The HIV infected parent will visit the Vita Nova and leave a semen sample
  3. Semen testing. Semen will then be tested for presence of virus using the PCR HIV DNA assay. Depending on outcome, it is then “washed” using a centrifuge to separate the sperm from the seminal fluid. Washed sperm are suspended in a new solution and cryopreserved.
  4. Specimen is ready. The specimen is then shipped for fertilization and embryo transfer.