HSV-2 serology can be predictive of HIV epidemic potential and hidden sexual risk behavior in the Middle East and North Africa.

@article{AbuRaddad2010HSV2SC,
  title={HSV-2 serology can be predictive of HIV epidemic potential and hidden sexual risk behavior in the Middle East and North Africa.},
  author={Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad and Joshua T. Schiffer and Rhoda Ashley and Ghina R. Mumtaz and Ramzi A Alsallaq and Francisca Ayodeji Akala and Iris Semini and Gabriele Riedner and David Wilson},
  journal={Epidemics},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          173-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND HIV prevalence is low in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, though the risk or potential for further spread in the future is not well understood. Behavioral surveys are limited in this region and when available have serious limitations in assessing the risk of HIV acquisition. We demonstrate the potential use of herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence as a marker for HIV risk within MENA. METHODS We designed a mathematical model to assess whether HSV-2 prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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