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Can you get HIV from IVF with donor gamete?

Can you get HIV from IVF with donor gamete?

HIV in IVF: It is indeed possible to transimit HIV during ivf of a donor gamete that is HIV +. Screening and preparation can reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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When do doctors stop trying for IVF and recommend donor eggs?

When do doctors stop trying for IVF and recommend donor eggs?

In general...: In general, a doctor stops when he/she realizes the odds of success with one's own eggs would be so low that it would not be worth the physical, emotional, and financial investments needed to achieve success with her own eggs. It varies from doctor to doctor. ...Read more

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I have low AMH. Does that mean donor eggs would be better for IVF?

Some Quotes For you: Some quotes:"Women with higher AMH values will tend to have better response to ovarian stimulation for IVF and have more eggs retrieved. In general, having more eggs with IVF gives a higher success rate." "Low AMH levels (alone) do not predict low IVF success rates in women under 35." "Couples should not be excluded from IVF due to low AMH values alone because live birth success rates are [good]" ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Ivf (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more