Clinician and Patient Recognition of Anogenital Herpes Disease in HIV Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Sexually transmitted diseases, Volume 38, Issue 9, p.833-6 (2011)


2011, Center-Authored Paper, September 2011, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


Anogenital ulcers caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) are associated with an increased risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. When compared with clinician examination, HIV/HSV-2 coinfected men who have sex with men are frequently unaware of anogenital ulcers. These data highlight the importance of condom use and the need for new HSV-2 prevention strategies.