Human immunodeficiency virus transmission through artificial insemination

TitleHuman immunodeficiency virus transmission through artificial insemination
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsChiasson MA, Stoneburner RL, Joseph SC
JournalJ Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Pagination69 - 72
ISSN0894-9255 (Print) 0894-9255 (Linking)
Accession Number2293645
Keywords*HIV Seropositivity, *Hiv-1, *Insemination, Artificial, *Insemination, Artificial, Heterologous, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology / *transmission, Female, Humans, Male, New York City / epidemiology

Six human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) seropositive semen donors were identified during an antibody screening program initiated at an artificial insemination clinic in New York City in 1985. A total of 176 women underwent artificial insemination with fresh semen from these six donors between 1978 and mid-1985. Of these 176 women, 134 women were HIV-1 antibody tested and 1 was found to be seropositive; she denied all other AIDS-associated risk behavior and her husband was seronegative. The results of this investigation provide additional evidence that HIV-1 transmission can occur through artificial insemination with semen from an infected donor although the risk of HIV-1 transmission appears to be lower than that reported by other investigators. It is clear that HIV-1 screening of all potential semen donors should be routine practice whenever artificial insemination is performed.

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