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Serodiscordant couple...wanting to concieve
Sep 10, 2010

Hi Dr.Henry;

Is IVF-ICSI (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection) a perfectly safe way for an HIV+ man and HIV- woman to concieve, regardless of viral loads or HIV treatment since only a single sperm cell is extracted from sample and injected into ova?

Thanks and regards; From india.

Response from Dr. Henry

That scenario has not been well studied since most studies and experience with discordant couples have utilized effective HIV treatment achieving undetectable HIV levels as a prerequisite for other interventions (such as sperm washing or in vitro fertilization). There maybe some degree of diminished risk simply from use of in vitro fertilization but I would not advise relying on that approach alone. If any reader has any relevant published references or personal experience please post. KH

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