Successive pregnancies with delivery of two healthy infants in a couple who was discordant for human immunodeficiency virus infection

Joseph E. Pea, Jeff Klein, Melvin Thornton, Peter L. Chang, Mark V. Sauer

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Abstract

Objective: To describe two successive pregnancies resulting in two healthy infants in an HIV-discordant couple who underwent IVF-ICSI. Design: Case report. Setting: University-based infertility clinic. Patient(s): A couple seeking fertility treatment in which the male partner was seropositive for HIV-1. Intervention(s): Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and IVF-ET with ICSI. Main Outcome Measure(s): Pregnancy outcome and HIV-1 seroconversion. Result(s): The couple delivered two healthy infants on successive pregnancies with use of IVF-ET with ICSI. Conclusion(s): For HIV-discordant couples in which the male partner is seropositive for HIV-1, IVF with ICSI is a viable option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HIV
  • ICSI
  • IVF
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproduction

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