Socio-demographic and behavioral correlates of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 infections and co-infections among adults in the USA.

@article{Beydoun2010SociodemographicAB,
  title={Socio-demographic and behavioral correlates of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 infections and co-infections among adults in the USA.},
  author={Hind A. Beydoun and Jessica Dail and Bethrand Ugwu and Adel Boueiz and May A Beydoun},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 Suppl 3},
  pages={e154-60}
}
OBJECTIVES Although herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 may co-exist and interact, some epidemiologic features including geographical distribution, secular trends, route of transmission, and established risk factors may distinguish these HSV sub-types. With recent data indicating a link between genital herpes and either strain, a re-evaluation of risk factors for HSV-1/HSV-2 infection and co-infection is needed. METHODS We used the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Study… CONTINUE READING

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