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fathering a baby when the father has genital herpes

i would like to know is there any way a man with genital herpes can father a baby without giving the wife the disease.wat are the elements of risk involved.pls help
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replied January 22nd, 2011
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If your wife is not yet infected, then she can have a normal baby (without infection in baby). Do not have unprotected intercourse if she is already found to be pregnant. Post delivery she might need to be on treatment to make sure baby does not get infected. However the best and safest way to ensure that both mother and child do not get infected is to go ahead with getting artificial insemination done with your semen (washed sperms, in which only sperms are used, other contents of semen are discarded). These include IUI (intrauterine insemination, IVF (invitro fertilization) and putting the fertilized ovum inside uterus or ICSI (intracytoplasmic insemination). Discuss about these possibilities with her treating gynecologist or infertility specialist.
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