A 15-year surveillance study of antibodies to herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in a cohort of young girls.

@article{Christenson1992A1S,
  title={A 15-year surveillance study of antibodies to herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in a cohort of young girls.},
  author={Brith Christenson and Margareta B{\"o}ttiger and {\AA}ke Svensson and Stig L Jeansson},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={1992},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          147-54
        }
}
A cohort of 839 young girls at the ages of 14 and 15 years was screened for total antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV) and, if positive, for specific antibodies to HSV-2, by means of a sensitive, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The cohort was followed from 1972-1987. Blood samples were obtained on six occasions during these 16 years. In total, 2270 blood samples were taken. The number of sero-converting girls was studied in relation to calendar time. Two methods were constructed… CONTINUE READING

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