The Relationship between Condom Use and Herpes Simplex Virus Acquisition

@article{Wald2005TheRB,
  title={The Relationship between Condom Use and Herpes Simplex Virus Acquisition},
  author={Anna Wald and Andria Langenberg and Elizabeth M. Krantz and John M. Douglas and H. Hunter Handsfield and Richard P Dicarlo and Adaora A. Adimora and Allen E. Izu and Rhoda Ashley Morrow and Lawrence Corey},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={143},
  pages={707-713}
}
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… 
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Genital herpes.
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A systematic review found information relating to the effectiveness and safety of the following interventions: antivirals, caesarean delivery, condoms, oral aciclovir, psychotherapy, recombinant glycoprotein vaccines, serological screening, and counselling.
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