Psychosocial impact of serological diagnosis of herpes simplex virus type 2: a qualitative assessment.

@article{Melville2003PsychosocialIO,
  title={Psychosocial impact of serological diagnosis of herpes simplex virus type 2: a qualitative assessment.},
  author={Jennifer L. Melville and S Sniffen and Rick Crosby and Luis A Salazar and William Grant Whittington and Dwyn Dithmer-Schreck and Ralph DiClemente and Adrienne Wald},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2003},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={280-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the emotional and psychosocial responses to a serological diagnosis of HSV-2 infection in individuals without previous history of genital herpes. METHODS 24 individuals who had a positive HSV-2 serology by western blot and no clinical history of disease were recruited from four clinics (sexually transmitted disease, maternal and infant care, family medicine, and virology research) over a 10 month period. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted to elicit an… CONTINUE READING