A prospective study of risk factors for herpes simplex virus type 2 acquisition among high-risk HIV-1 seronegative women in Kenya.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Sexually transmitted infections, Volume 85, Issue 7, p.489-92 (2009)


2009, Adult, Center-Authored Paper, Condoms, Female, Herpes Genitalis, Herpesvirus 2, Human, HIV Seronegativity, HIV-1, Human Biology Division, Humans, Incidence, KENYA, Prospective Studies, Prostitution, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Sexual Partners, Unsafe Sex, Young Adult


Several studies have demonstrated an association between herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV-1, but available data on risk factors for HSV-2 acquisition are limited. The objective of this analysis was to determine the incidence and risk factors for HSV-2 acquisition among HIV-1-seronegative female sex workers in Kenya.