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PhD, Head of IVF Laboratory, Department of Human Reproduction, Division of Gynaecology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: IVF/ICSI, Reproduction, Embryo transfer
Background, importance, and goal of the special issue
Viral infections are suggested to pose a risk for male fertility. While some data is available on the role of sexually transmitted viruses, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, less is known about viruses detected in last years, such as Zika virus, or just recently, such as COVID-19. Each of these viruses is specific and can impair sperm parameters through different mechanisms. Beside impairing sperm quality, viruses can be transmitted vertically and horizontally and thus pose an even greater threat to reproductive health. Lately, very effective antiviral therapies were successfully introduced into clinical practice, but little is known if these therapies don’t have any negative effect on male reproductive health. Therefore, in the light of the present pandemic, this special issue will focus on the impact of viruses on male reproductive health and fertility, with emphasis on the impact of the COVID-19.
Topics of interests:
- The influence of viruses on the sperm quality parameters
- Mechanisms by which viruses affect male reproductive system
- Treatment of a virus-infected male patient before entering IVF treatment
- Strategies for safe cryostorage of sperm with viral infection
- Sperm preparation methods in IVF aiming to lower viral load in sperm
- The influence of viral infection on fertilization, embryo development and IVF/ICSI cycle outcome
- Risk of horizontal and vertical virus transmission in corelation to male reproductive health
- Influence of viral infection on male reproductive health explained by studies in animal models
Male infertility, Sexually transmitted virus, Sperm, Semen quality, Male reproduction, Sperm preparation methods
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