Prevalence of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 among children and adolescents attending a sexual abuse clinic.

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BACKGROUND Children and adolescents with a history of sexual abuse are at risk for acquiring herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2. We evaluated the prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 and the usefulness for this population of 2 commercially available tests. METHODS Sera from 150 children seen in a sexual abuse clinic were analyzed for type-specific HSV antibodies… (More)

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