Calculating the contribution of herpes simplex virus type 2 epidemics to increasing HIV incidence: treatment implications.

@article{Blower2004CalculatingTC,
  title={Calculating the contribution of herpes simplex virus type 2 epidemics to increasing HIV incidence: treatment implications.},
  author={Sally M. Blower and Li Ma},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 Suppl 5},
  pages={S240-7}
}
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted pathogen worldwide. There is considerable biological and epidemiological evidence that HSV-2 infection increases the risk of acquiring HIV infection and may also increase the risk of transmitting HIV. Here, we use a mathematical model to predict the effect of a high-prevalence HSV-2 epidemic on HIV incidence. Our results show that HSV-2 epidemics can more than double the peak HIV incidence; that the biological… CONTINUE READING

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