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Apolipoprotein E-ϵ4 and recurrent genital herpes in individuals co-infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 and HIV
  1. A N Jayasuriya1,
  2. R F Itzhaki2,
  3. M A Wozniak2,
  4. R Patel3,
  5. E J Smit1,
  6. R Noone2,
  7. G Gilleran1,
  8. S Taylor1,
  9. D J White1
  1. 1
    Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  3. 3
    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Dr Ashini Jayasuriya, Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine, Hawthorn House, Heartlands Hospital, Bordsley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; ashini{at}doctors.net.uk

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  • Figure 1 and table 2 are published online only at http://sti.bmj.com/content/vol84/issue7

  • Funding: The Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Hawthorn House Trust Fund.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was obtained from the East Birmingham Local Research Ethics Committee.

  • Contributors: ANJ designed the study, collected and analysed the data and wrote the paper. RFI designed the study and reviewed the paper. MAW was the principal scientist. RP contributed to the study design and reviewed the paper. EJS contributed to the study design and practical implementation. RN performed the allele typing. GG recruited patients and collected samples. ST contributed to study design and reviewed the paper. DJW designed the study and reviewed the paper.

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Footnotes

  • Figure 1 and table 2 are published online only at http://sti.bmj.com/content/vol84/issue7

  • Funding: The Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Hawthorn House Trust Fund.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was obtained from the East Birmingham Local Research Ethics Committee.

  • Contributors: ANJ designed the study, collected and analysed the data and wrote the paper. RFI designed the study and reviewed the paper. MAW was the principal scientist. RP contributed to the study design and reviewed the paper. EJS contributed to the study design and practical implementation. RN performed the allele typing. GG recruited patients and collected samples. ST contributed to study design and reviewed the paper. DJW designed the study and reviewed the paper.

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