National seroprevalence and trends in herpes simplex virus type 1 in the United States, 1976-1994.

@article{Schillinger2004NationalSA,
  title={National seroprevalence and trends in herpes simplex virus type 1 in the United States, 1976-1994.},
  author={Julia Ann Schillinger and Fujie Xu and Maya Sternberg and Gregory Lee Armstrong and Francis Kwokshun Lee and Andre Joseph Nahmias and Geraldine M Mcquillan and Michael Ernest Louis and Lauri Ellen Markowitz},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={753-60}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to estimate national seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), describe trends in seroprevalence, and examine correlates of infection. GOAL The goal of this study was to measure the burden of HSV-1 infection in the U.S. population. STUDY We tested serum samples for HSV-1 antibody and analyzed questionnaire data collected for the second and third National Health and Nutrition Surveys (NHANES II, 1976-80; NHANES III, 1988-94… CONTINUE READING