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AIDS. 2008 Aug 20;22(13):1677-9. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32830abdc8.

Detection of HIV-1 RNA in seminal plasma samples from treated patients with undetectable HIV-1 RNA in blood plasma.

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UPMC Univ Paris 06, EA 2387, Paris, France. anne-genevieve.marcelin@psl.aphp.fr

Abstract

Five percent of 145 HIV-1 infected men enrolled in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) program harbored detectable HIV-1 RNA in semen, although they had no other sexually transmitted disease and their blood viral load was undetectable for at least 6 months under antiretroviral treatment. This result justifies measuring HIV-1 RNA in semen before the ART process and suggests that a residual risk of transmission has to be mentioned to the patients who would like to have unprotected sexual intercourse.

PMID:
18670231
DOI:
10.1097/QAD.0b013e32830abdc8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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