Use of assisted reproductive technology to separate sperm from human immunodeficiency virus infected men resulting in pregnancy among serodiscordant couples

Alessandro Schuffner, Ana Paula Lisboa, Vinicius Bonato da Rosa, Monica Maria Gomes da Silva
2011 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases  
Due to HIV care improvement, discordant couples more frequently seek help in order to conceive their own biological child. Besides the advance of antiretroviral therapy, unprotected intercourse is not a complete safe option, carrying a low but still present risk of HIV transmission. We report 10 serodiscordant couples in whom the male partner is HIV positive, submitted to sperm washing and intrauterine insemination. The procedure resulted in four pregnancies and no HIV transmission to mother or
more » ... ission to mother or child was observed. Techniques of assisted reproduction can help HIV discordant couples to conceive biological offspring and is a safer option than unprotected intercourse.
doi:10.1590/s1413-86702011000400018 pmid:21861015 fatcat:al3e3qen6ngk5c2dzenurn6fme