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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 dialysis patient get an organ transplant if they have herpes 1?

Can a dialysis patient get an organ transplant if they have herpes 1?

Yes: Yes many do. But it is important to first have the infection controlled with medication. Increasing viral loads in the blood may require a delay until the infection is controlled. ...Read more

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If you conceive a child via IVF or icsi, what traits can you currently select for?

If you conceive a child via IVF or icsi, what traits can you currently select for?

You can't. : At www.Ivfmd.Com, we can help with choosing your baby's gender and limit the odds of certain diseases through ivf with pgd. Traits (like eye color) can't be picked. ...Read more

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What are the results of an HIV male with undetectable viral load for over 20 years donanting sperm to someone wishing to conceive. Mom n child at risk?

What are the results of an HIV male with undetectable viral load for over 20 years donanting sperm to someone wishing to conceive. Mom n child at risk?

Yes: Although the risk is remarkably reduced in an individual who has had a negative viral load as a result of effective therapy it does not eliminate the risk of infection. The test does not entirely cover small amounts of viral rna, and therefore the virus is still transmissable. My advice would be to find another sperm donor. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive with the help of an egg donor, everything was proceeding relatively well, until we learned that she tested positive for Hep C. What are the chances of donor transmission of the disease through her egg to the future baby or myself?

I am trying to conceive with the help of an egg donor, everything was proceeding relatively well, until we learned that she tested positive for Hep C. What are the chances of donor transmission of the disease through her egg to the future baby or myself?

Hep C: Usually before egg donation patients are tested thoroughly. If tested positive now should discuss with your IVF doctor. They can give you the data you're looking for. It's a tough situation to encounter when all that work has been done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should a sperm donor get tested for before they are able to donate?

What should a sperm donor get tested for before they are able to donate?

No Psych Evals: Most sperm donors are not required to do a psychological evaluation, including psychological testing. This is required for egg donors. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant with donor infertility treatment?

Can I get pregnant with donor infertility treatment?

Absolutely: Donor sperm and donor eggs are both very successful treatments. Donor egg ivf averages 55% in U.S. But some clinics have rates of 60-80% plus the babies from frozen embryos. Donor sperm success are more complicated since we are relying on the female body to do a lot of the work. Still, success after 6 cycles can be up to 60-70% (age <35) and 25% (age 40+). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can ftm transgenders on testosterone without bottom surgery use their eggs with a sperm donor and fertilize another woman's egg?

Can ftm transgenders on testosterone without bottom surgery use their eggs with a sperm donor and fertilize another woman's egg?

Here are some...: The question is how and when a quality egg from you can be successfully harvested because you are on testosterone for FTM. Technically and realistically, it is extremely hard and impossible. Why do you have this question? Are you in a special relationship? I doubt if there is any expertise inside HealthTap who can answer your specific questions or concerns. ...Read more

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What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

IVF/PGD: As you get older, you have fewer normal eggs and the success with ivf may be lower. Still, there is a fair chance for success if you can retrieve and create normal embryos. Typically, more embryos may be transferred to improve the chance for success. However, pgs (preimplantation genetic screening) may allow you to identify and transfer normal embryos. This will increase chance for delivering. ...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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Can a xy female with small uterus and no ovaries get pregnant by donated egg through ivf. What's the procedure ? Please help

Can a xy female with small uterus and no ovaries get pregnant by donated egg through ivf.  What's the procedure ? Please help

Maybe: The likelihood is probalby small, but depends on the cause of the dsd (disorder of sex development). T-fem usually doesn't have a functional uterus. If it is xy gonadal dysgenesis, maybe. You need an evaluation of the inside of the uterus (if there is a vagina and cervix to get there). If the uterine cavity is normal, substantial hormone treatment may allow ivf to work. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a donor need to be pronounced dead before doctors can harvest organs?

Does a donor need to be pronounced dead before doctors can harvest organs?

Yes: That is to avoid health practitioners killing patients in the process. There are donors who are alive like in kidney donation but not the type of donation you are mentioning. ...Read more

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Can you receive HIV from having sex with someone who isn't infected without a condom?

No: For you to acquire infection from someone, they have to be infected. Infections are caused by tiny living organisms, usually viruses or bacteria that are living in the body. If the person isn't infected those creatures are not present so can't be transferred to you. But there are other infections besides HIV and there's also no way to know for sure your that partner is not infected. Use protection. ...Read more

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If a women is to use donor eggs for IVF whose genes will the child have, the donor's genes or mother's ones?

If a women is to use donor eggs for IVF whose genes will the child have, the donor's genes or mother's ones?

Donor's: An infertile mother with donor eggs may still be a great incubator, and the maternal/fetal bonding is very real, but the genetics will totally be from the sperm and egg donors (hopefully the husband's sperm). ...Read more

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If someone chooses ivf, at the sperm bank do you have a choice to select the genetic type of sperm you want?

If someone chooses ivf, at the sperm bank do you have a choice to select the genetic type of sperm you want?

Depends: If you are planning ivf with donor sperm, typically you are providing with descriptive information about each of the donors to assist you in selecting one. You cannot select the sex of the sperm. However, during the ivf process, you can select the sex of the embryo that is transferred. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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