• Kyodo


Doctors at Tottori University Hospital in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, have conducted in vitro fertilization with sperm taken from an HIV-positive man using, for the fifth time, a technique that reduces the risk of infecting the wife and unborn baby to almost zero, it was learned Monday.

The team of obstetrician-gynecologists headed by Tasuku Harada is the first in Japan to try the method. They have tried the procedure four times on the same couple since May, but none resulted in pregnancy, hospital officials said.

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