Could coronavirus be sexually transmitted?

A study shows the virus is detectable in semen but that doesn’t necessarily mean it can be passed on

SARS-CoV-2 might be sexually transmissible, Chinese doctors suggest after detecting the virus in the semen of ill and recovered patients.

In a research letter published in JAMA Network Open, clinicians at the Shangqui Municipal Hospital, in Henan province, analysed semen samples from 38 male patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19.

At time of sampling, 23 participants had achieved clinical recovery and 15 were still at the acute stage of infection.

PCR testing revealed that six patients (16%) had SARS

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