The Epidemiology of Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Infection among Pregnant Women in Rural Mysore Taluk, India

@inproceedings{Bochner2013TheEO,
  title={The Epidemiology of Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Infection among Pregnant Women in Rural Mysore Taluk, India},
  author={Aaron F Bochner and Purnima Madhivanan and Bhavana Niranjankumar and Kavitha Ravi and Anjali Arun and Karl Krupp and Jeffrey D. Klausner},
  booktitle={Journal of sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2013}
}
Objectives. To assess the prevalence and determinants of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections among pregnant women attending mobile antenatal health clinic in rural villages in Mysore Taluk, India. Methods. Between January and September 2009, 487 women from 52 villages participated in this study. Each participant consented to provide a blood sample for HSV-2 and HIV testing and underwent an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Results. HSV-2 prevalence was 6.7% (95% confidence… CONTINUE READING

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