Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 2, P427-438 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.04.003 View full text
Raj Patel, Anne Rompalo

Abstract: There is increasing recognition of the growing size and significance of the genital herpes epidemic. Recent developments in the wide-scale availability of type-specific herpes simplex virus (HSV) sero-logic assays have meant that many previously undiagnosed mild,atypical, and subclinical infections may now be diagnosed with some degree of confidence without the use of Western blots. The value of such diagnostics is controversial. However, the importance of HSV with its facilitation of HIV transmission and acqu…

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