Two Part Webinar Series: Infectious Disease and the Infertility Patient:
Part 1 - Patient Evaluation and Laboratory Safety
Part 2 - Fertility Treatment for Infected Patients
Erma Z. Drobnis, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Missouri, Columbia
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
Laboratory Director, Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
- List the four reasons why infectious diseases are of concern in treating infertility patients.
- Identify the disease organisms for which fertility patients embarking on assisted reproduction are currently screened.
- Identify measures to protect clinic personnel when treating patients with viral infections like HIV and HCV and how cross-contamination of patient reproductive tissue is prevented.
- Describe how preventative measures differ between viral infections for serodiscordant couples using fertility services to produce a biologically related child.
- Counsel patients serodiscordant for a viral infection on the risks of proceeding with fertility treatment to produce a biologically related child.