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can you contract the hsv1 through artificial insemination if the donor carries the virus?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
HSV & IVF: Semen can transmit hsv1 if the donor has the disease. Semen banks screen donors, . If you are going to undergo ivf, make sure the donor has been screened.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
No: Herpes virus reside in nerve tissue, not sperm.
Answered on Sep 30, 2017

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