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Sperm washing to prevent HIV transmission from HIV-infected men but allowing conception in sero-discordant couples

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (56th percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Sperm washing to prevent HIV transmission from HIV-infected men but allowing conception in sero-discordant couples
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008498.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ahizechukwu C Eke, Chikelue Oragwu

Abstract

Sperm washing is a term used to describe the process in which individual spermatozoa are separated from the seminal fluid. Sperm washing is used to prevent HIV transmission but allow conception in sero-discordant couples, where the male is HIV positive, but the female is HIV negative. This procedure is based on the observation that HIV cannot attach itself to spermatozoa, but it can be found in the fluid and cells surrounding spermatozoa.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 86 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 1%
Unknown 85 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 23%
Researcher 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Student > Postgraduate 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 8 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Psychology 4 5%
Unspecified 3 3%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 12 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2014.
All research outputs
#1,676,938
of 14,432,058 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,371
of 10,965 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,926
of 188,665 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#90
of 208 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,432,058 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 87th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,965 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 59% of its peers.
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