Navigation Links
Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

In many unfortunate instances we see couples who are HIV sero discordant but who would like to have a baby. If the husband is HIV –1 positive and the wife is negative and they are planning to have a child the problem arises because sexual intercourse carries a 1 in 500 risk of transmitting the virus to the female partner and through her to the fetus. Sperm washing is a risk-reduction option in which infected sperm are washed free of virus before insemination into the female partner at the time of ovulation. Absence of detectable HIV is verified before insemination using a polymerase chain reaction nucleic acid-based sequence amplification assay.

Pregnancy rate per insemination is 14%, based on a European experience of more than 2000 inseminations; to date, there have been no seroconversions in either mother or child. Washed sperm have also been used in other assisted conception treatments, such as in vitro fertilization. In the United States, the CDC has recommended against insemination of women with semen from men infected with HIV. Current data from programs in Europe would suggest sperm washing to be a safe risk-reduction option for heterosexual couples wishing to bear a child

Through this breakthrough procedure it is possible for couples to have a child without going through the traumatic possibility of contracting the dreaded virus. However the project is still being fine-tuned to make it fool proof. It is suggested that sperm washing should only be carried out in dedicated units using a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that couples receive adequate preconception counseling, detailed sexual health and fertility assessment, and careful monitoring of the woman's HIV status during treatment and pregnancy.

Though man hasn’t been successful i n conquering the HIV with such breakthroughs at least we can prevent the virus from spreading and thereby score at least a small victory against i.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors
2. Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count
3. Sperm washing helps couples
4. The Falling Sperm Count In Men
5. Anonymous Sperm Donor Traced On Internet
6. Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years
7. Sperm stem cells could be an alternative to embryonic stem cells in future
8. Sperm Retrieval, Difficult in Klinefelter’s Syndrome Patients after 35 Year
9. Researchers Identify Role Of Protein In Sperm Hyperactivation
10. Sperms not silent in the Female reproductive Tract
11. Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Zachary Cattell, President of the Indiana Health ... expert at the 2017 Sector Summit hosted by Ivy Tech Community College on ... Dick, will feature an employer and an association representative from five of Indiana’s ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Moisture measurement ... the right method is paramount to success. Selecting an inappropriate measurement method can ... multiple persons use the same equipment. Rare or expensive substances are wasted and ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... a set of camera tools that allow video editors to integrate up to two texts ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , With ProRandom, video editors can now ... works by using a virtual camera to create the illusion of a shaky camera. ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... (OREF), in partnership with the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), the Foundation ... the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Cigna Foundation, encourages ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... Mill”: a story of love and redemption, hope and uncertainty as a girl makes ... “The Inn at the Mill” is the creation of published author, Lois Kulp, who was ... in Berks County on Crow Hill. The inn, the mill and "Post Yokel" ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), BMC ( Beijing, ... ) today announced they have agreed on a global settlement ... permitted to sell their existing products in exchange for royalty payments ... 3B to close the Florida litigation between ... liability or wrongdoing by any party. The five-year ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Trends - Technology, Route Of Administration, End User - Forecast to ... ... to grow at a CAGR of around 7.8% over the next ... This industry report analyzes the global markets for Advanced Drug Delivery ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... 20, 2017  Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. announced ... Products, Inc., a privately held medical device ... tools used in operating rooms worldwide. The ... advanced energy devices with Megadyne,s innovative portfolio ... forward in Ethicon,s goal to deliver the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: