Do Not Do Recommendation

 

Advise couples that if all the criteria in recommendation 1.3.10.2 are met, sperm washing may not further reduce the risk of infection and may reduce the likelihood of pregnancy.

1.3.10.2 Advise couples where the man is HIV positive that the risk of HIV transmission to the female partner is negligible through unprotected sexual intercourse when all of the following criteria are met:

  • the man is compliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
  • the man has had a plasma viral load of less than 50 copies/ml for more than 6 months
  • there are no other infections present
  • unprotected intercourse is limited to the time of ovulation.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

Advise couples that if all the criteria in recommendation 1.3.10.2 are met, sperm washing may not further reduce the risk of infection and may reduce the likelihood of pregnancy.

1.3.10.2 Advise couples where the man is HIV positive that the risk of HIV transmission to the female partner is negligible through unprotected sexual intercourse when all of the following criteria are met:

  • the man is compliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
  • the man has had a plasma viral load of less than 50 copies/ml for more than 6 months
  • there are no other infections present
  • unprotected intercourse is limited to the time of ovulation.

Interventions:
SPERM WASHING

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Fertility problems: assessment and treatment (CG156)
Published date:
December 2016
Paragraph number:
1.3.10.3
Page number:
15

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