Fertility treatment in HIV needs multidisciplinary team

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.53/a (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:53
  1. Annick Delvigne ([email protected]), head of the fertility clinic,
  2. Michèle Gerard ([email protected]), consultant in the AIDS clinic,
  3. Serge Rozenberg, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. St Peter University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium

    EDITOR—There is a wide difference between rejecting all requests for artificial reproductive treatment in couples infected with HIV or accepting them all, as suggested by Gilling-Smith et al in their editorial.1 Although sperm washing may reduce the risk of contamination, the total number of cases published and documented is much lower than the number reported in the editorial and is insufficient per se to ensure that the risk of contamination has disappeared. Moreover, only sperm tested for the absence …

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