The HIV Positive Male

Mark V. Sauer, Joshua U. Klein

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HIV seropositive men are at risk for transmitting virus to their partners through sexual intercourse. Sperm washing techniques utilize ultracentrifugation and swim up techniques to separate the motile sperm fraction from the semen and cellular components known to harbor the virus. Sperm washing combined with either intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization has been highly effective in allowing uninfected partners of HIV seropositive men the opportunity to have a child with a greatly reduced risk of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssisted Reproduction Techniques
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Management Options
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1444335553, 9781444335552
StatePublished - 28 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • HIV
  • ICSI
  • IUI
  • IVF
  • Serodiscordant
  • Sperm washing


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