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

Source:

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

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.