Latest Epidemiology of herpes simplex Stories
A new study suggests a growing number of U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important cause of genital herpes.
Persons who have tested positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) but do not have symptoms or genital lesions still experience virus shedding during subclinical (without clinical manifestations) episodes, suggesting a high risk of transmission from persons with unrecognized HSV-2 infection.
ATLANTA, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 1 in 6 Americans (16.2 percent) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), according to a national health survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows.
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