Genital shedding of herpes simplex virus among symptomatic and asymptomatic persons with HSV-2 infection.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 305, Issue 14, p.1441-9 (2011)


2011, Adult, Cohort Studies, DNA, Viral, Female, Herpes Genitalis, Herpesvirus 2, Human, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mucous Membrane, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Public Health Sciences Division, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Virus Shedding


Since herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) antibody tests have become commercially available, an increasing number of persons have learned that they have genital herpes through serologic testing. The course of natural history of HSV-2 in asymptomatic, seropositive persons is uncertain.