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Can You Get Hiv From Ivf With Donor Gamete
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
IVF: If you're asking about the cost most likely nobody can answer that question . It depends on the donor. ...Read more
Can a woman with 46 xy chromosones get pregnant through donor egg / ivf? And if so is there any risk during the pregnancy of being unsuccessful?Thx
Genetic male: A phenotypic woman with genotype 46, xy is likely suffering from complete or partial androgen insensitivity, formerly known as testicular feminization. These patients lack a uterus, and usually have a blind-ending vagina. The gonads present in the patient are testicles, and not ovaries. The patient would need to utilize a donor egg and surrogate mother for the zygote. ...Read more
If a lady with ais syndrome does get successfully pregnant through ivf/donor egg is there any risk of the child inheriting the syndrome from birth mum?
AIS: No, ais cannot be passed through child-birth, but a lady with ais cannot be pregnant either. She has no uterus or oocytes so she can't either carry a child nor contribute eggs for conception in a gestational surrogate. If the oocytes are from a separate egg donor, the risk of ais is low, as in the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fertility doctor required my egg donor to get a CMV test. The results came back "reactive" to IGG (nonreactive to IGM). Can we still use her eggs for IVF?
Yes, if her CMV IgG : titer is stable over time. A + test for CMV IgG shows she was infected with CMV at some time during her life, but doesn't tell you when. If antibody tests of paired serum samples show a 4 x increase in CMV IgG antibody & CMV IgM antibody is present or CMV virus is cultured from her urine or throat, then she has an active infection. Your CMV IgG may show you're protected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had donor egg ivf, 16 days post fertilisation (13dpt 3dt). Past 4 days most tests were very faint +, 'first response' getting darker-ish. Why faint?
Faint=positive: Faintly positive=positive. Congratulations! see your doctor for confirmation. Good luck! ...Read more
Must I reveal (prior 2 ivf) the relationship between myself & my known sperm donor? (friend, neighbor...)
Closed vs open donor: The most important information baby doctor needs about a gamete donor (male or female) is the age, health and family history. Obgyns want to know about the relationship due to influence on a woman's health during pregnancy or before. Those involved in social services might indeed ask for details about the father of the baby. Consider meeting with experienced counselor to sort out things before ttc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My partner and i want to start a family and wondering if offer IVF services? We do already have a donor.Dr. Tahir chaundry
Good go ahead: You want to start a family with ivf fine , go ahead but announcing your donor name you name is inappropriate , did you have permission from the donor ? , entire process has to be confidential. ...Read more
Overview here ...: First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the potential health risks of repeat IVF cycles? I'm an alturistic egg donor and would like to keep donating but not at my expense
ASRM: Guidlines state no more then 6 donations. We don't know long term outcomes. Although currently there is no obvious health risk besides the procedure itself. Women that donate should go through menopause normally, should be able to have children with any problems. It's a recommendation because we don't know enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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