Lital Hannah Hollander

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OBJECTIVE To examine the safety and effectiveness of assisted reproduction using sperm washing for HIV-1-serodiscordant couples wishing to procreate where the male partner is infected. DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective multicentre study at eight centres adhering on the European network CREAThE and involving 1036 serodiscordant couples wishing to(More)
Couples in whom the man is HIV-1-positive may use medically assisted procreation in order to conceive a child without contaminating the female partner. But, before medically assisted procreation, the semen has to be processed to exclude HIV and tested for HIV nucleic acid before and after processing. The performance was evaluated of the technical protocols(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Today, 50% of people living with HIV are women and most have been sexually infected. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) reduces the rates of both sexual and vertical infection, but maximum protection is achieved with sperm washing and elective Caesarean section. RECENT FINDINGS Men taking HAART have lower seminal concentration(More)
Thanks to antiretroviral combination therapy, HIV-infected individuals live longer, healthier lives and may wish to have children. Women with HIV can attempt to conceive naturally or through simple self-insemination to minimize the risk of horizontal HIV transmission. Assisted reproduction technology is necessary in couples with infertility, which can(More)
I N A RECENT REPORT Lie-Injo and 1 described a condition char.. acterized by a deficiency of both types I and 112 (also designated B and C) of carbonic anhydrase. This deficiency, though associated with a high level of fetal hemoglobin, was not due to hemoglobinopathy, hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin, or any of the known types of thalassemia.(More)
We have reviewed the public health aspects of Crohn's disease in Israel. Crohn's disease has increased in frequency in the Jewish population of Israel over the past twenty years, although it is still less common than ulcerative colitis. The increase has occurred in both sexes and in European- and American-born, Asian- and African-born, and Israeli-born(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the safety of semen washing with intrauterine insemination (SW-IUI) for achieving pregnancy when the man is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected and the woman is HIV negative. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective analysis of 635 HIV-discordant couples enrolled in a SW-IUI program and(More)