Does frequency of genital herpes recurrences predict risk of transmission? Further analysis of the valacyclovir transmission study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Sexually transmitted diseases, Volume 35, Issue 2, p.124-8 (2008)


2008, Acyclovir, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Antiviral Agents, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Disease Transmission, Infectious, Female, Herpes Genitalis, Herpesvirus 2, Human, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, RECURRENCE, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, Risk Assessment, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Partners, Treatment Outcome, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Valine, Virus Shedding


The benefit of suppressive antiviral therapy for reducing the risk of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-2 transmission to sex partners may be enhanced if persons at high risk for transmission can be identified.