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Herpes simplex virus-2 infection in women attending an antenatal clinic in Fuzhou, China
  1. Xiang-Sheng Chen (chenxs{at}
  1. National Center for STD Control, China
    1. Yue-Ping Yin, Prof
    1. National Center for STD Control, China
      1. Lei-Ping Chen
      1. Fujian Maternal and Child Hospital, China
        1. Yan-Hua Yu
        1. National Center for STD Control, China
          1. Wan-Hui Wei
          1. National Center for STD Control, China
            1. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy
            1. WHO Western Pacific, Philippines
              1. Jennifer Smith
              1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States


                Genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the most common cause of genital ulcer disease (GUD) in developed and developing countries. Monitoring HSV-2 seroprevalence in pregnant women can identify women at a higher risk of HIV and of neonatal HSV transmission. Very few data are available on type-specific seroprevalence of HSV-2 in China, with only one previous study from Southern China.1 Consequently, we conducted a survey to determine type-specific seroprevalence of HSV-2 and associated risk factors in Fuzhou City, Eastern China.

                • China
                • Herpes simplex virus type 2
                • Prevalence
                • pregnant women

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