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What happens if the sperm donor is CMV positive?
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: CMV
As long as you are also CMV positive there should not be a problem. If you are negative, to play it completely safe, pick a CMV negative donor.

In brief: CMV
As long as you are also CMV positive there should not be a problem. If you are negative, to play it completely safe, pick a CMV negative donor.
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Have your doctor order a blood test to see if you have antibodies to CMV. Most Americans were exposed as children to CMV and most American women will have protective antibodies to CMV.
Dr. Sy Le
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Probably nothing
CMV infects 70-80% of people and usually doesn't cause problems but in the fetus it can rarely cause mental retardation, deafness, blindness.
Once exposed to cmv, the person's is protected from future infection due to formation of CMV antibodies by the immune system. Sperm from a CMV positive donor can potentially put the fetus of a cmv-negative recipient at risk, though this happens very rarely.

In brief: Probably nothing
CMV infects 70-80% of people and usually doesn't cause problems but in the fetus it can rarely cause mental retardation, deafness, blindness.
Once exposed to cmv, the person's is protected from future infection due to formation of CMV antibodies by the immune system. Sperm from a CMV positive donor can potentially put the fetus of a cmv-negative recipient at risk, though this happens very rarely.
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