Adverse Occurrence type:
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence:
A total of six documented and two possible cases of donor insemination-associated AIDS have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of December 1996. An estimated eight to 141 women were infected through donor insemination in the United States between 1980 and 1984. (Note: this was before washing of sperm prior to insemination had become routine).
Demonstration of imputability or root cause:
Onset of a disease temporally related to the procedure. Proven: