HIV/AIDS Glossary

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Synonym(s): Artificial Insemination

A medical procedure used to help a woman become pregnant. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing sperm directly in a woman's uterus the day after ovulation. For a discordant couple in which the HIV-infected partner is female, IUI is the most effective way to reduce the risk of HIV transmission when trying to conceive.

Related Term(s): Discordant Couple

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