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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there are any invitro fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Sperm washing in Italy

Posted by Anonymous
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS 8 years ago. He is very healthy and we are trying to get information on Italy for sperm washing so we can have a child of our own. Looking to hear from someone who has gone there and had the procedure done. We are... Read more »

what is sperm washing???

Posted by posneg, 3 Replies
if anyone has read any of my other post, you will see im new to this. my bf of 2yrs. is +, we recently found out. we are both very scared of what the future holds for us both. before we found this out, we were planning on getting married, having... Read more »

HIV in Wash DC?

Posted by studySF
You may be eligible for a study. Call 1 877 737 5782 x6.

$75 if you qualify and complete the interview in person.

the.hennegroup.com. Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper
A few minutes after, I had a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection... Read more »
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sperm washing-hiv discordant couples

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I can't believe that I have found someone willing to address my concern of sperm washing in the possible elimination of the virus in sperm. I have read all of your articles regarding this and will bookmark this page. My...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi,Thank you for your question. Your interest in this procedure is actually more common than you may realize. I have personally been surprised how many couples have come to me wishing to learn more about "sperm washing", and artificial... Read more »

me and my poz babydaddy: sperm washing, HIV and other STD's??

I'm a lesbian in my 30s, HIV negative, and I cannot wait to have a baby. A really dear friend of mine who's gay too and HIV positive has agreed to be my sperm donor and be a strong presence in the life of the resulting kid (fingers...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Most STDs take a few weeks to show up and some can be asymptomatic. I'm sure that the sperm bank will do all the correct testing and answer any concerns that you may have. As a side note, most fertility specialists recommend that... Read more »

we want children! how safe is sperm washing? (HIV AND PREGNANCY, 2011)

My name is andy, i am hiv 1 positive with cd4 count of about 700 because my cd4 is high i have not started taking my drugs,my wife is negative,we want to start having children,my question is how safe is sperm wash because i don't want to infect...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Andy.Working closely with an HIV specialist and an HIV-knowledgable obstetrician, serodiscordant couples can reduce the risk of HIV transmission almost to zero. I'll post some recent information below plus see the link for additional... Read more »

wash or not wash my sperm

I plan to have a baby with my partner,my viral load is undetectable,cd4 is about 600.I feel well.My doctor told me it is almost 100 percent safe if I use a squirt to do the artificial insemination by my self and I do not need to have my sperm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You got your pronouns mixed up. I can't tell if you are an HIV-positive woman with an HIV-negative male partner or if you are the HIV-positive male partner, as you mention ". . . I do not need to have my sperm washed." If indeed... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The California Senate recently voted 35-1 to approve a bill (SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, the MediaNews/ Oakland Tribune reports (Geissinger, MediaNews/ Oakland Tribune ,... 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

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

The California Senate Health Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to debate 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Governor Signs “Sperm-Washing” Measure

On Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure changing a law that had banned the transfer of bodily fluids from HIV-positive donors. SB 443, by Sen. Carole Migden (D-San Francisco), will allow the wives or partners of HIV-positive men to... Read more »