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What are the chances of contracting oral herpes through artificial insemination from a sperm donor that is infected?

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In brief: Zero

Herpes viruses reside in nerve tissue and skin in lesions during breakouts.
They don't reside in sperm.

In brief: Zero

Herpes viruses reside in nerve tissue and skin in lesions during breakouts.
They don't reside in sperm.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry

In brief: Not Possible

It is not possible to get oral herpes without direct oral contact with the virus.

In brief: Not Possible

It is not possible to get oral herpes without direct oral contact with the virus.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
It is unlikely, but one study did detect HSV-1 in the semen of 2.5% of 80 semen samples, and HSV-2 transmission through donor insemination has been confirmed. See: http://www.spandidos-publications.com/var/spand/publication_507.pdf
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
But vaginal insemination would not produce an oral lesion
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