The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Ivf Fertilization And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Artificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization

Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial insemination versus in vitro fertilization. I searched the archives and was unable to find an answer (or perhaps the answer I was seeking), so I apologize in advance if you or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mrs. X,It is possible to conceive via artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. Utilizing newer techniques of sperm washing combined with potent combination antiretroviral therapy, both methods, artificial Read more »

Serodiscordant couple...wanting to concieve

Hi Dr.Henry;Is IVF-ICSI (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection) a perfectly safe way for an HIV+ man... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan: HIV Couples Barred From IVF Therapy

... Japan's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has postponed plans to use in vitro fertilization for two couples who are both infected with HIV. The IVF was approved by Tokyo's Ogikubo Hospital in January of last year, but Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Repeat Viral Testing of IVF Couples Not Needed: Study

... Running repeat tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C on couples before each cycle of in-vitro fertilization treatment is unnecessary, a new study suggests. The initial screening is enough if the couple reports no new risk factors, according Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

...Dr. Kiessling: Then, it depends on the couple. It depends on her age, and it depends on the sperm count, whether we recommend in vitro fertilization (IVF) or whether they are eligible for a simpler procedure, which is called oligospermia cup... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV JournalView

...eliminating the risk of HIV/HCV transmission through conception. This paper from a Spanish group in Valencia, Spain, reports on their in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in which men with HIV, HCV or both infections underwent sperm washing and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Timed, Unprotected Sex to Get Pregnant

Posted by CSS, 3 Replies
...won't give the go-ahead or help couples like us with the process. My doctor offered to do sperm washing, but only if we did IVF (in vitro fertilization) and we can't afford it. So we'd just have to go it alone, like we did last time. I'm feeling... Read more »

Indeterminate west blot

Posted by Cliff, 1 Reply
...My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
My boyfriend and I have been talking about having a baby, but I have some concerns. He is positive and I am negative. He was recently diagnosed and his numbers are "undetectable", so he says that though we can't get me pregnant naturally, invetro is... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »