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Testing Sperm For Hiv

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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 Read more »

HIV levels in sperm

Is it true that HIV levels are often (or usually?) greater in sperm than in blood? If so, do they... Read more »

HIV in sperm cell

I've been doing a lot of research on sperm washing as my husband and I are a serodiscordant couple... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...mother's blood. An HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his wife and to their child. To reduce this risk, some couples have used sperm washing and artificial insemination. How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? What if the father is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...and eggs from a person's sexual partner. The rules also include exceptions for repeat anonymous sperm donors ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 5/21/04). In addition, the guidelines would not prevent men who have had male sexual partners within... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Daily Examines HIV Testing Strategies Among High-Risk Groups

...Regulation on AIDS Prevention and Treatment states that mandatory HIV tests should be used only for pregnant women and blood and sperm donors, but many health authorities support mandatory testing rather than voluntary counseling and testing.... Read more »
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eyes

Posted by anxiousone1, 1 Reply
...back negative for HIV and syphyllis (sp). Now I am have trouble with my eyes (iritis) and read online that it can be cause by HIV/AIDS. It is chronic so my eye doctor ordered several blood tests and X-rays to see if I have an infection or... Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
...says that though we can't get me pregnant naturally, invetro is possible cecuase the virus lives in the semen, not the actual sperm. He and I are learning more and more about the virus together, but are unable to find out anything about having... Read more »

what is sperm washing???

Posted by posneg, 3 Replies
...with. i love my boyfriend with every inch of my heart, and still would love to have the happily ever after. i have been seeing sperm washing brought up a little, and was wondering if anyone could clue me in as to where on the east coast this is... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning Read more »