Integration of immunodeficiency virus in oocytes via intracytoplasmic injection: possible but extremely unlikely
Fertility and Sterility, 05/15/2012
Steenvoorden MMC et al. – Human and cat oocytes can be infected with HIV–1 and FIV respectively, when injected with high amounts of virus. The probability of viral integration is extremely low when small amounts of virus particles are injected. Taking into account the small volume injected during intracytoplasmic injection, the chances of viral integration are 0.00002%.