A 54-year-old member asked:
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Is herpes testing required for ivf?

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Dr. Jay Nemiro
44 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Generally not: Some clinics will test herpes 1 and 2 prior to doing ivf. We do not because it does not effect the procedure or outcome of ivf. It does however effect the mode of delivery and if you have an active genital herpes infection then delivery would need to be by c/s. Hope this helps.
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

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