Global Estimates of Prevalent and Incident Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infections in 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection causes significant disease globally. Adolescent and adult infection may present as painful genital ulcers. Neonatal infection has high morbidity and mortality. Additionally, HSV-2 likely contributes substantially to the spread of HIV infection. The global burden of HSV-2 infection was last estimated… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114989

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