Seroprevalence, predictors and estimated incidence of maternal and neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 infection in semi-urban women in Kilifi, Kenya

@inproceedings{Nyiro2011SeroprevalencePA,
  title={Seroprevalence, predictors and estimated incidence of maternal and neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 infection in semi-urban women in Kilifi, Kenya},
  author={Joyce Uchi Nyiro and Eduard J Sanders and Caroline Ngetsa and Steve Wale and Ken O. Awuondo and Elizabeth Ann Bukusi and Matt Price and Pauli N. Amornkul and D James Nokes},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) has public health importance as a leading cause of genital ulcers, a co-factor in HIV-1 acquisition and transmission and as a cause of neonatal herpes infections. Little is known of its epidemiology and burden in Coastal Kenya. METHODS We screened plasma samples for HSV-2 infection from 826 women aged 15-34 years who participated in an HIV-1 survey in Kilifi in 2004. The sample comprised 563 women selected randomly from a demographic surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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