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Does HIV lead to decreased fertility?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Hiv by itself doesn't cause infertility.
It doesn't cause scarring or malfunctioning of the ovaries. If HIV has progressed to aids, the degree of chronic illness is what is likely to affect fertility by suppressing ovulation. If an HIV patient is otherwise healthy, she can get pregnant. She needs to worry about transmission of HIV to a partner or to her fetus.

In brief: Not directly

Hiv by itself doesn't cause infertility.
It doesn't cause scarring or malfunctioning of the ovaries. If HIV has progressed to aids, the degree of chronic illness is what is likely to affect fertility by suppressing ovulation. If an HIV patient is otherwise healthy, she can get pregnant. She needs to worry about transmission of HIV to a partner or to her fetus.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Male fertility

Hiv leads to low testosterone levels in more than 50% of men.
This can cause subfertility but men with HIV are usually still fertile. Sperm washing and uterine inseminations can reduce risk of transmission of virus.

In brief: Male fertility

Hiv leads to low testosterone levels in more than 50% of men.
This can cause subfertility but men with HIV are usually still fertile. Sperm washing and uterine inseminations can reduce risk of transmission of virus.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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