Fertility treatment for HIV couples a reality in India

If you are one among the serodiscordant couple and want to have a child of your own, then fertility treatments are there which can assist you to have your own bundle of joy. The serodiscordant couple in which one partner is HIV positive and other is HIV negative, there is a possibility that they can benefit from IVF (invitro fertilisation), IUI (intra-uterine insemination) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). With help of these fertility treatment the risk of the woman being infected with HIV is greatly reduced, thereby reducing the risk of vertical transmission(transmission from mother to child) as well, a statement issued by Ayush ICSSI said.
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There are two ways to take fertility treatment forward. One being the DONOR SPERM option wherein to conceive the HIV negative women will be using the screened donor’s sperm which is somewhat similar to the process which she might have undergone if her husband was infertile.
SPERM WASHING the other method is now successfully being used by many couples who were looking forwad for the male partner to be the genetic father. The theory behind this procedure says that the HIV infected material is carried mainly in the seminal fluid ejaculated , rather than in the sperm. The man ejaculate is collected and washed in the laboratory in order to remove the infectious seminal fluid. After that it is stored till the time when women starts ovulating and it can transferred to her womb by intra-uterine insemination (or if either partner has fertility problems, perhaps IVF or ICSI). One 2005 study from Italy showed encouraging results. Of the 567 serodiscordant couples treated with sperm washing, 298 pregnancies resulted (26.2 percent with artificial insemination and 37.2 percent with conventional in vitro fertilisation or with intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and 224 children were born. The study showed that semen washing in HIV-positive men in the study has not produced any horizontal (in woman) or vertical (to the child) HIV seroconversion. However, there is no 100 percent guarantee that the virus is eliminated in motile sperm.
Dr Manoj Chellani, IVF Expert, Aayush ICSI Test Tube Baby Centre, Raipur, Chhattisgarh says: “The serodiscordant couple can easily take fertility treatment and have their own bundle of joy without any fear. They can also enjoy the parenthood happiness as technology today has reached to that height  to help them to bear their own child with reduced risk of transmission of HIV infected virus to the baby”.
Aayush ICSI Test Tube Baby Centre situated in Shankarnagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh is focused on providing moral, emotional, ethical and most advanced technical support to couples trying out to find a solution to the images of infertility. The Centre specialises in each and every aspect of infertility and provide comprehensive services in IUI, IVF, IVF-ICSI, Assisted Hatching, egg donation, embryo donation, surrogate motherhood, male infertility, natural infertility treatment, semen banking, embryo freezing, sexual and psychological problem and try to give moral and emotional support to its infertility patients.
The Centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and staffed with the team of highly trained professional with only one aim and that is to deliver the joy of parenthood to make sure that it leaves no stone unturned to achieve the same.

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One thought on “Fertility treatment for HIV couples a reality in India

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I enjoyed reading your blog and learned lots of tips.

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