Table 1

Presence of α- and γ-herpesviruses in human semen
Study HSV-1/2 VZV EBV HHV-8 Samples from
Aynaud et al. 2002 [9] 9% (n = 111) Male partners of females with genital HPV lesions France
Bagasra et al. 2005 [10] A) 4.4% (n = 45) A) HIV negative B) HIV-positive homosexual men USA, Japan
B) 87.7% (n = 73)
Bezold et al. 2001 [11] 3.2% (n = 252) 0% (n = 252) 7.1% (n = 252) 0% (n = 252) FCA Germany
Bezold et al. 2007 [12] 3.7% (n = 241) 0.4% (n = 240) FCA Massachusetts
Bocharova et al. 2007 [13] 51.7% (n = 29) FCA Russia
Chen et al. 2013 [14] 25.5% (n = 153) 3.9% (n = 153) FCA China
El Borai et al. 1997 [15] A) 24% (n = 153) A) FCA B) Fathers Japan
B) 0% (n = 16)
Howard et al. 1997 [16] A) 25% (n = 24) A) HIV-infected men B) Healthy sperm donors UK
B) 0% (n = 115)
Kapranos et al. 2003 [17] 49.5% (n = 113) 16.8% (n = 113) FCA Greece
Kaspersen et al. 2012 [18] HSV-1: 0.4% (n = 198) HSV-2: 0.1% (n = 198) 0% (n = 198) 6.3% (n = 198) 0% (n = 198) Sperm donors Denmark
Kelsen et al. 1999 [19] 0% (n = 100) Sperm donors Denmark
Lisco et al. 2012 [20] A) 0% (n = 28) A) 3.5% (n = 28) Semen plasma from A) HIV-negative men B) HIV-positive men Italy
B) 8% (n = 50) B) 56% (n = 50)
McGowan et al. 1983 [21] 0% (n = 210) A) FCA B) Healthy students Australia
Michou et al. 2012 [22] 29% (n = 109) 0% (n = 109) 45% (n = 109) Men from couples undergoing IVF treatment Spain
Neofytou et al. 2008 [23] 2.3% (n = 172) 2.3% (n = 172) 40.6% (n = 172) FCA Greece
Rinaldo et al. 1992 [24] 0% (n = 116) HIV-pos. (n = 58) and HIV-neg. (n = 58) homosexuals USA
Rintala et al. 2004 [25] 3.2% (n = 252) Fathers to be Finland
Rohde et al. 1999 [26] 3.7% (n = 241) Infertile men Germany
Thomas et al. 2006 [27] 3% (n = 33) FCA UK
Wald et al. 1999 [28] 47% (n = 15) Men with genital HSV-2 Washington

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