Type-specific herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2 seroprevalence in Romania: comparison of prevalence and risk factors in women and men.

@article{Aram2010TypespecificHS,
  title={Type-specific herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2 seroprevalence in Romania: comparison of prevalence and risk factors in women and men.},
  author={Victoria Aramă and Anca Streinu Cercel and Radu Vlădăreanu and Carina Mihai and Raluca Ioana Mihăilescu and Jean Rankin and Simona Goschin and A Filipescu and Alexandru Rafila and Silvia Arama and Adriana Hristea and J E Malkin and Jeanne M Pimenta and Jennifer Smith},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 Suppl 3},
  pages={e25-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine herpes simplex virus (HSV)-2 and HSV-1 seroprevalence in women and men in Romania. METHODS A cross-sectional seroprevalence survey was conducted between 2004 and 2005 on a total of 1058 women and men representative of the population of Bucharest. All participants were aged 15-44 years and completed a structured questionnaire. A blood sample was collected to detect IgG anti-HSV-1 and HSV-2 serum antibodies using the HerpeSelect ELISA (Focus Diagnostics). RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING

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