Rise in seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 among highly sexual active homosexual men and an increasing association between herpes simplex virus type 2 and HIV over time (1984–2003)

@article{Smit2007RiseIS,
  title={Rise in seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 among highly sexual active homosexual men and an increasing association between herpes simplex virus type 2 and HIV over time (1984–2003)},
  author={Colette Smit and Christiaan Pfrommer and Adrian Mindel and Janette A Taylor and Joke Spaargaren and Ben Berkhout and Roel A. Coutinho and Nicole H. T. M. Dukers},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={937 - 944}
}
Objectives Herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are both highly prevalent. The rate of genital HSV-1 transmission is reportedly increasing over time. HSV-2 is considered to be an important risk factor for HIV transmission. We therefore studied changes in the HSV-1 and HSV-2 prevalence in a large cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) over a 20-year time period. Methods Among 1847 HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected MSM participating in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies… CONTINUE READING