Prevalence of herpes simplex type 2 and syphilis serology among young adults in a rural Gambian community.

@article{Shaw2001PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of herpes simplex type 2 and syphilis serology among young adults in a rural Gambian community.},
  author={Miranda Shaw and Marianne van der Sande and B. P. van West and Katie Paine and Saihou Ceesay and Robin Bailey and Gijs Walraven and Linda Morison and Keith Pwj McAdam},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2001},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={358-65}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate prevalence and risk factors for herpes simplex 2 (HSV2) positivity, syphilis and Chlamydia trachomatis infection among rural people aged 15-34 in the Gambia. METHODS Questionnaires and serum samples were collected from 1076 men and women aged 15-34 during a cross sectional prevalence survey in a rural area of the Gambia. Sera were screened for antibodies to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2), and for syphilis using Treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay (TPHA) and… CONTINUE READING