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Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes: An Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Feltner, Cynthia; Grodensky, Catherine; Ebel, Charles; Middleton, Jennifer C.; Harris, Russell P.; Ashok, Mahima; Jonas, Daniel E.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: April 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 4 - p 217–219
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000515492.42266.6d
Obstetrics: Infectious Disease

(Abstracted from JAMA 2016;316(23):2531–2543)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause genital herpes infection, and there are 2 subtypes of the virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. The infection is transmitted sexually, and infected patients may or may not experience symptoms.

RTI International–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-Based Practice Center (C.F., C.G., J.C.M., R.P.H., M.A., D.E.J.); Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (C.F., J.C.M., R.P.H., D.E.J.), and Department of Medicine (C.F., R.P.H., D.E.J.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill; and RTI International, Research Triangle Park (C.E., M.A.), NC

Topics: genital herpes, herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, HSV-2.

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