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Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Infectious Diseases

A Guide to Management

Editors: Borini, Andrea, Savasi, Valeria (Eds.)

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  • A unique review of the complex interaction of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and blood-borne infectious diseases
  • Discusses the effects of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C on fertility and infertility treatment strategies
  • Written and edited by international experts in ART and reproductive medicine
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About this book

This concise and practical book is the first of its kind to examine the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in relation to blood-borne infectious diseases: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV). The book opens with a discussion of the impact of these viruses on male and female fertility, followed by specific chapters of each of them, including ART with HIV and HCV serodiscordant couples (where either the male or female is positive) and the detection and impact of HBV and HCV in human gametes and embryos. An important character on laboratory safety when performing ART with blood-borne viruses follows, and the book concludes with a discussion of ART in austere and resource-poor settings, where these infections are often dominant due to lack of treatment and access to vaccines. Written and edited by an international array of experts in reproductive medicine, Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Infectious Diseases explores questions, techniques, and related issues with the aim of effectively helping clinicians working with serodiscordant couples wishing to have children. 

About the authors

Andrea Borini, MD

Scientific Director

9.baby, Center for Fertility and Family Health

Bologna, Italy


Valeria Savasi, MD, PhD

Chief of Reproductive Unit

Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences

Hospital “L. Sacco”

University of Milan

Milan, Italy



Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) on Male and Female Fertility

    Pages 1-30

    Leeuwen, Elisabeth, MD, PhD

  • HBV Virus in the Future

    Pages 31-64

    Zehender, Gianguglielmo, PhD (et al.)

  • Reproductive Assistance in HIV-Serodiscordant Couples Where the Man Is Positive

    Pages 65-89

    Rivera, Rocío, MSc (et al.)

  • Reproductive Assistance in HIV-Serodiscordant Couples Where the Woman Is Positive

    Pages 91-118

    Mataró, Daniel, MD, PhD (et al.)

  • The Presence of Hepatitis B and C Virus in Human Gametes and Embryos

    Pages 119-142

    Hu, Xiao-Ling, PhD (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30112-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Infectious Diseases
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Management
Editors
  • Andrea Borini
  • Valeria Savasi
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30112-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30112-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30110-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 207
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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