Detection of type 2 herpes simplex virus in cells of spermatogenic epithelium in infected testes of guinea pigs

We developed a model of herpetic orchitis in guinea pigs. Intratesticular inoculation of type 2 herpes simplex virus suspension results in infection of the testicular spermatocytes and spermatides. The possibility of viral infection dissemination from infected into intact testis is proven.