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)
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)
Our research explored the reproductive desires of HIV-negative women and their HIV-positive partners who underwent assisted conception based on sperm-washing and intrauterine insemination in Italy. Twenty-two semi-structured interviews were conducted with former patients (6 women, 5 men and 11 couples). Desire for children, perceived risk from treatment and(More)
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