The Relationship between Condom Use and Herpes Simplex Virus Acquisition

  title={The Relationship between Condom Use and Herpes Simplex Virus Acquisition},
  author={A. Wald and A. Langenberg and Elizabeth M. Krantz and J. M. Douglas and H. Handsfield and R. Dicarlo and A. Adimora and A. Izu and R. Morrow and L. Corey},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • A. Wald, A. Langenberg, +7 authors L. Corey
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Context We need other means to reduce the risk for transmitting genital herpes (herpes simplex virus type 2 [HSV-2]). Are condoms effective? Content In a trial of an ineffective HSV-2 vaccine, 1843 participants were divided into 3 groups according to the frequency of condom use (for 0% to 25%, 25% to 75%, and >75% to 100% of sexual acts). Frequent condom users had fewer HSV-2 infections. Compared with participants in the next lowest category, participants in a category had a 26% lower risk for… CONTINUE READING
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