Prevalence of infection with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in Australia: a nationwide population based survey.

@article{Cunningham2006PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of infection with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in Australia: a nationwide population based survey.},
  author={Anthony L Cunningham and R D Jennifer P Taylor and Janette A Taylor and Christina Marks and Jonathan Shaw and Adrian Mindel},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={164-8}
}
BACKGROUND Studies demonstrating previous herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 infection as a risk factor for HIV transmission, and the development of a HSV vaccine candidate, have emphasised the need for worldwide population based studies of HSV seroprevalence. The only nationwide seroprevalence studies have been conducted in the United States. METHODS An Australia-wide, population based study of HSV-1 and HSV-2 seroprevalence was conducted, using serum and sociodemographic data collected… CONTINUE READING
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