New England Fertility Institute utilizes the Bedford Spar/ HIV protocol to treat affected men seeking to create biologically related embryos.

Bedford SPAR/HIV protocol

The Special Program of Assisted Reproduction (SPAR) is a world renowned program that combines PCR HIV Semen Testing and Sperm Washing to screen and prepare semen specimens from HIV-infected men for safe IVF procedures.

The program is based on research findings that approximately two-thirds of semen specimens produced by healthy, HIV infected men have an undetectable amount of HIV. Sperm from such specimens are safer for use in assisted reproduction than “washed sperm” from untested specimens, or from specimens that test positive for virus.

Dr. Lavy is available for Skype consultation to discuss any of the above information, as it pertains to your particular case.