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Andrology & Gynecology: Current ResearchISSN: 2327-4360

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Research Article, Androl Gynecol Curr Res Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Survey of Obstetrics and Gynecology Providers on Management of HIVSerodiscordant Couples:Assessment of Attitudes,Practices, and Knowledge

Lisa C. Grossman1, Melissa D. Kline1, Matthew L. Scherer2, Bethlehem Churnet3, Michael T. Yin2, Susan A. Olender2, Mark V. Sauer1 and Nataki C. Douglas1*
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
2Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
3College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, 630 West 168th St. New York, NY 10032, USA
Corresponding author : Nataki C. Douglas, MD, PhD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center 622 W. 168th Street PH 16-64, New York, USA, 10032
Tel: 212-305-6337; Fax: 212-305- 4326; E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 25, 2014 Accepted: May 08, 2014 Published: May 13, 2014
Citation: Grossman LC, Kline MD, Scherer ML, Churnet B, Yin MT, Olender SA (2014) Survey of Obstetrics and Gynecology Providers on Management of HIV-Serodiscordant Couples: Assessment of Attitudes, Practices, and Knowledge. Androl Gynecol: Curr Res 2:3. doi: 10.4172/2327-4360.1000122

Abstract

Survey of Obstetrics and Gynecology Providers on Management of HIV Serodiscordant Couples: Assessment of Attitudes, Practices, and Knowledge

In the United States, current guidelines with respect to reproductive options for HIV-serodiscordant couples where the male is positive include sperm preparation techniques coupled with either intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis in reducing the risk of seroconversion in couples having intercourse when an HIV-seropositive male has undetectable viral loads. This study assesses attitudes, practice patterns and knowledge base of Obstetrics and Gynecology practitioners regarding reproductive options for HIV-infected individuals.

Keywords: HIV; Serodiscordant; in vitro Fertilization; Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection; Sperm washing; Intrauterine insemination; Pre-exposure prophylaxis

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