Separation of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 from motile sperm by the double tube gradient method versus other methods.

@article{Politch2004SeparationOH,
  title={Separation of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 from motile sperm by the double tube gradient method versus other methods.},
  author={Joseph A. Politch and Chong Xu and Lynne T. Tucker and Deborah Jean Anderson},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2004},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={
          440-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare a new sperm-processing device, utilizing a double tube and gradient, with other commonly used sperm-processing methods for their abilities to exclude human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) from the motile sperm fraction while retaining maximum sperm yield. DESIGN Laboratory experiments. SETTING Academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Healthy HIV-1 seronegative men between the ages of 25 and 55. INTERVENTION(S) Semen samples were spiked with HIV-1 (MN HIV-1… CONTINUE READING

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