The government of Liberia has recommended that Ebola survivors should practise safe sex indefinitely until further research has been done on how long the virus stays in bodily fluids.
Men were previously advised to abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms for three months. This is because the active virus had been detected in semen for up to 82 days.
The U.N. Secretary-General’s special envoy for Ebola, Dr David Nabarro called on affected countries to issue similar recommendations.
Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberia’s top Ebola official said that the country planned to enrol survivors in a study to determine the maximum length of time the virus remains detectable.
Source: Times Live