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I'm HIV+ male, she's not
Nov 27, 2002

yes sir: I'm a New York City resident that's been positve fot about 15 years and am in relatively good shape. Question: I understand that there was a sperm-washing study of some sort being done at Columbia? I and my lady would like to have a child (she's negative). Any information in regard would be appreciated..

Response from Dr. Remien

Here is the most recent information I have about this program: At this time discordant couples must be male(+) and female(-), with women under 40 being the best candidates. Costs are similar to other patients going though IVF, which means roughly $10-12,000 per attempt; whether or not pregnancy occurs. Insurance rarely covers this benefit, although Oxford and US Healthcare/Aetna do have IVF riders. Interested patients should call 646-756-8282 to make an appointment. It is best to let the receptionist know they are inquiring about the "HIV protocol" so that information packets and correct personnel are made available. The Center for Women's Reproductive Care at Columbia University is at 1790 Broadway, NY, NY 10019.


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