Herpes simplex virus type 2, genital ulcers and HIV-1 disease progression in postpartum women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PloS one, Volume 6, Issue 5, p.e19947 (2011)

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

Co-infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) has been associated with increased HIV-1 RNA levels and immune activation, two predictors of HIV-1 progression. The impact of HSV-2 on clinical outcomes among HIV-1 infected pregnant women is unclear.