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Herpes simplex virus 2 infection in women attending an antenatal clinic in Fuzhou, China


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. The monitoring of 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. Consequently, we conducted a survey to determine type specific seroprevalence of HSV-2 and associated risk factors in Fuzhou City, eastern China.

  • GUD, genital ulcer disease
  • HSV, herpes simplex virus
  • STIs, sexually transmitted infections
  • herpes simplex virus
  • genital ulcer disease
  • China
  • pregnant women
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