Lynn Matthews, M.D., M.P.H., of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses safer conception options for serodifferent couples with HIVE’s Shannon Weber. They talk about sperm washing, PrEP, and TasP, and possible combinations of the three.

Dr. Matthews says that, “The evidence about the efficiency of ART for reducing viral load, and reducing transmission, is dramatic.”

She also says, when talking about whether sperm washing is really necessary for safer conception, “It comes down to a discussion with patients about what they are comfortable with.”