• * The center of assisted medical procreation of the CHU St Pierre is specialised in reproductive medicine. Reference center: quality label ISO 9001 obtained in 2008 and accredited by the AFMPS (Agence Fédérale des Médicaments et Produits de Santé).

Sperm preparation for HIV seropositive patients.


Sperm preparation and washing for HIV+ patients

With the long proven efficacy of antiretroviral treatments on HIV, it is now possible for carriers of this virus to envisage conceiving a healthy child.

A “sperm washing” technique and an assessment of the viral burden have been developed for HIV carriers. It consists of a double preparation of the sperm as explained in the diagram below.




Thanks to this technique, none of the babies born after sperm washing have been contaminated.



Plan du site CHU Saint Pierre - Bâtiment 200, 5è étage . Département de Gynécologie-Obstétrique

Centre de Fécondation In vitro - 322, Rue Haute - Bruxelles Tel +32(0)2 535 3406 Fax +32(0)2 535 3409