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Infertility and AIDS

  • J. P. P. Tyler
  • J. A. Crittenden

Abstract

Until April 1985, when a recipient of donor semen presented with symptomless lymphadenopathy at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney, AIDS and infertility were regarded as separate fields in the medical and scientific world. Subsequently 4 out of 8 women receiving semen from an infected donor were found to have antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This was the first report of HIV transmission within a fertility clinic.(1)

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Seminal Plasma Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Donor Gamete Fertility Clinic 
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© The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1988

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  • J. P. P. Tyler
  • J. A. Crittenden

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