Sars - CoV - 2 in Semen - A major cause of concern?

SARS- COV- 2 may be present in the semen of patients with COVID- 19, both those recovering and those with acute disease, according to a small study published online on 7th May 2020 in JAMA NETWORK OPEN. In all confirmed cases of COVID- 19, SARS- COV- 2 was detected in semen from 6 of 38 patients ( 15.8%) . Owing to the imperfect blood--testis / deferens/epididymis barriers, SARS- COV- 2 might be seeded to the male reproductive tract, especially in presence of systemic local inflammation. Even if the virus cannot replicate in the male reproductive system, it may persist possibly resulting from the privileged immunity of testis. These findings may have implications for the prevention and control of COVID- 19, noted the authors led by Diangeng Li, PhD, from the Chinese people's liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China. If further research shows that SARS- COV- 2 is sexually transmitted, then this may be critical in the prevention of transmission, they note. Abstinence or condom use might be considered as a preventative measure for these patients , they suggest Commenting on the study, Allan Pacey , PhD, FRCOG , professor of andrology at the university of Sheffield, U.K acknowledges that this opens up the possibility that one route,of infection may be sexual contact, although this has not been confirmed


Informative post sir
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The genetic code of covid19 has similarities with HIV virus & malarial parasite & hence initial success with both retroviral & antimalarial drugs. Also testes may act as reservoir of infection .males are more affected as compared females & harmones maybe responsible for it. We are awaiting more data on this.
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The possibility made out is not confirmed for every case. This will be safe as virus cannot replicate in Male reproductive system. Precaution to be taken 14 days after symptoms of COVID-19 have subsided
It is not confirmed- but 6 patients in this small study out 38 patients had confirmed virus in semen and yes virus cannot replicate - but in future a large study will add more light to this study

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As the days progress we will come to know many new things about covid19. I will like to wait for 6 months and then make final list of important facts. Still we may come across new things.
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It's informative and useful. Covid 19 throat swabs and nasal swabs. Antibodies test in serum . Covid 19 virus found in peritoneal fluid,
Being a Reproductive Endocrinologist, its the topic i am gathering researches and data base.. Thanx for providi g other angle.
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If so then semen testing will be mandatory before marriage ?? . Now Covid 19 has given vast scope for Research & Publications
It is present in all the body fluids of a completely infected person (patient)
Informative post.... Needs more study... thanks for sharing.
All body fluid of infected person Contain SARS COV 2
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