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Semen quality of male partners of infertile couples living with HIV infection

Oliver Chukwujekwu Ezechi, Agatha Eilleen Wapmuk, Aigbe Greg Ohihoin, Innocent Achanya Otobo Ujah.

Abstract
Background: Infertility among HIV positive couples are increasingly been reported in various gynaecology clinic. Unfortunately research into aetiology of infertility is out tune with this emerging trend. This study was conducted to determine the semen quality among infertile HIV positive couples.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of information obtained during routine care of infertile HIV positive couple at a large HIV treatment in Lagos Nigeria.
Results: Over thirty percent (31.7%) of the male partners of HIV positive couple in study had abnormal semen quality. Secondary infertility was the commonest (79.2%). The quality of semen of the HIV negative men in the study was significantly better compared to that of HIV positive men (p

Key words: Men, Infertility, Semen, Spermatozoa, HIV, Couple



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