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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can hand foot and mouth be spread via semen, not sex? every site says saliva and feces but not bodily fluid?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
I am not aware of any study that looked for it there. I assume it will contain virus during the early (bloodborne) stages of the disease since the blood would carry it to that site. There are a number of viral diseases like hepatitis A that are documented to pass through sexual fluids.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Nearly all body fluids including semen can spread it
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