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Hiv And Sperm Donor

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Donor HIV+, sperm in freezer (no MD supervision), at risk?

My sperm donor recently tested positive for HIV. 5-9 months ago, he donated sperm which I kept in my freezer and used twice (with no resulting pregnancy). How high is my chance of infection and would PEP be recommended at this late in the game....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would assume (and certainly hope) the sperm donor was HIV tested prior to donating "5-9 months ago." If he only recently tested HIV positive, we can therefore assume he contracted the virus recently (sometime after he tested... Read more »

sperm donor for making a baby

I have a lesbian friend who's been asking me about being a donor, so her and her partner can... Read more »

off-label prep with donor for pregnancy - 2nd opinion!

Hi Doc Young,I've asked in here before -- single lesbian gonna-be mom, poz gay super-uncle... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: OK to Ban Gay Sperm Donors, Court Rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal on Jan. 12 upheld a ban on gay men donating sperm to sperm banks. The court rejected the claim of a Toronto lesbian, known as Susan Doe, who argued against the 1977 ban. The federal Processing of Semen for Assisted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Implement Guidelines Banning MSM From Donating Sperm Because of Perceived HIV Risk

FDA on May 25 will implement new rules banning anonymous sperm donation by any man who has had sex with another man within the past five years because the agency says that such men collectively are more likely to be HIV-positive than other men,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Committee Approves Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

The California Senate Health Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a bill (SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, including artificial insemination and in vitro... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New FDA Tissue Transplant Rules Require STD Testing for Sperm, Egg Donation, Bar MSM, Injection Drug Users From Donating

Tissue banks must test donors and donated tissues for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and other diseases and ask donors about their risk factors for such diseases, according to new FDA tissue donation regulations released on Thursday, the... Read more »
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We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members... Read more »

organ donor had hiv read asap

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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Home / News / Nation
4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
Home / News / Nation
4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »