Table 2

 Days with oral HSV-2 shedding, by presence or absence of lesions and first episode v recurrent HSV-2 infection

Number of days (%) (n = 58*)
*44 patients shed HSV-2 orally for a total of 58 days.
Oral HSV-2 shedding without lesions at any site25 (43)
Oral HSV-2 shedding with concurrent genital HSV-2 isolation32 (55)
Oral HSV-2 shedding with oral lesions only
First episode infection0
Recurrent infection3 (5)
Oral HSV-2 shedding with oral and genital lesions
First episode infection11 (19)
Recurrent infection3 (5)
Oral HSV-2 shedding with genital lesions only
First episode infection4 (7)
Recurrent infection12 (21)