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.
|Title of host publication||Assisted Reproduction Techniques|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges and Management Options|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Print)||1444335553, 9781444335552|
|State||Published - 28 Mar 2012|
- Sperm washing