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Is HSV 2 transmittable through semen of an infected person to another person be it orally, vaginally, or anally?

I have found a lot of conflicting info regarding is semen can spread hsv2.  Any info would be appreciated.  Links provided from reliable sources would be even better.

 

Thanks a bunch!

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4 hours ago, quizzard2.0 said:

Is HSV 2 transmittable through semen of an infected person to another person be it orally, vaginally, or anally?

I have found a lot of conflicting info regarding is semen can spread hsv2.  Any info would be appreciated.  Links provided from reliable sources would be even better.

 

Thanks a bunch!

Hi "quizzard".... so, the virus can be found in semen, however, it is not possible to contract the virus simply by coming into contact with infected semen.... HSV is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.  There are multiple articles online regarding this issue.... here is one: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319524.   Hope this helps.

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Hey @quizzard2.0 I’m a little confused. 
It is quite an unlikely event to find the virus in semen. Even if there is some to be found. It’s unlikely to infect anyone.

The virus is to be found on your penis at times during shedding.

So I’m curious, how does someone get semen into a vagina or anus without an unprotected penis nearby?

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