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Acceptance of HIV-infected patients in assisted reproductive technique protocols.
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PMID:  19945235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the adequacy of a multidisciplinary approach providing information to couples affected by HIV before ART. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: RT centre and infectious disease clinic, public university hospital. PATIENTS: 50 couples with at least one HIV-infected partner. INTERVENTIONS: Multidisciplinary approach towards ART by various intervening physicians (specialist in fertility, infectious diseases, paediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatry). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURED: We analysed specifically the cases in which the staff did not accept and the patient's compliance to the counselling procedures. RESULTS: Among the 150 couples, 30 did not complete the procedure and were lost to follow-up. The remaining 120 couples were evaluated: 89 couples were accepted, 5 were temporarily refused and 26 were refused definitively. The major reasons for refusal were medical reasons (n=13). CONCLUSION: Because of the high refusal rate and the drop of rate, a multidisciplinary approach is mandatory before initiating ART in seropositive couples.
Y Manigart; C Autin; S Rozenberg; P Barlow; M Hainaut; M-L Gustin; M Gerard; A Delvigne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maturitas     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1873-4111     ISO Abbreviation:  Maturitas     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807333     Medline TA:  Maturitas     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fertility Clinic, CHU Saint-Pierre, Universit? Libre de Buxelles, 322 rue Haute, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / prevention & control*
Attitude to Health
Cohort Studies
Counseling / methods*
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
Interdisciplinary Communication
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Patient Participation / psychology*
Prospective Studies
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / psychology*
Young Adult

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