Re: Dr. B- question

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Posted by on May 26, 19100 at 05:37:34:

In Reply to: Dr. B- question posted by Liz on May 25, 19100 at 09:49:41:

Dear Liz,

HIV screening has become routine in many IVF centers. However, your husbands status would not nescessarily be a reason to deny your treatment with either donor sperm or donor sperm with IVF. The cutting edge issues are whether it would ever be possible for you to be treated using your husbands sperm. At this time most centers would not allow that.

As you know if you follow this board, age may be a bigger obstacle for you. You should find an RE and discuss these issues with them.

Good Luck.

Dr. Barad
: Dr. B- thank you for answering my question. I am getting the literature you suggested on donor sperm. We are a discordant couple- he is HIV+ and I am negative- We have always had safe sex and he is symptom free and being managed. I found this board and am happy to read all these posts. Do you know if there are any barriers to us being able to qualify for IVF with donor sperm? Is the fact that his HIV status is + make us not candidates? We so want to have a child and this issue of biological is not a question for him- I would like to experience pregnancy and we are now trying to get some info before we get hopeful. I should also add that I am 40 and have had one pregnancy 10 years ago that was fine. Do we have any hope for IVF or does his status negate any attempt at inquiring? your help is appreciated.

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