Prevalence, incidence and correlates of HSV-2 infection in an HIV incidence adolescent and adult cohort study in western Kenya

@inproceedings{Akinyi2017PrevalenceIA,
  title={Prevalence, incidence and correlates of HSV-2 infection in an HIV incidence adolescent and adult cohort study in western Kenya},
  author={Brenda Akinyi and Collins O Odhiambo and Fredrick Odhiambo Otieno and Seth Chekata Inzaule and Simon Oswago and Emily Kerubo and Richard Ndivo and Clement Zeh},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections are associated with increased risk of HIV transmission. We determined HSV-2 prevalence, incidence and associated risk factors, incidence among persons with indeterminate results, and prevalence of HSV-2/HIV co-infection among young adults (18-34 years) and adolescents (16-17 years) enrolled in an HIV incidence cohort study in western Kenya. METHODS Participants (n = 1106; 846 adults) were screened and those HIV-1 negative were enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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