Public health strategies to prevent genital herpes: Where do we stand?

  title={Public health strategies to prevent genital herpes: Where do we stand?},
  author={H. Hunter Handsfield},
  journal={Current Infectious Disease Reports},
  • H. Handsfield
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Medicine
  • Current Infectious Disease Reports
At least 25% of the United States population has overt or subclinical genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, and herpes probably is the sexually transmitted disease of greatest concern to sexually active persons, aside from AIDS. In addition to its direct clinical and psychosexual complications, genital herpes is an important determinant of sexual transmission of HIV. Genital herpes is usually transmitted by persons with subclinical infection, whether entirely asymptomatic or with… 
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