(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.