The authors of “Performance of Focus ELISA Tests for HSV-1 and HSV-2 Antibodies Among University Students With No History of Genital Herpes,” which appeared in Volume 34 of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on pages 681 to 685, would like to thank Wayne Hogrefe for bringing to their attention an error in their article. In the 5th paragraph in the discussion section, the sentence that reads “In our study, 2 of the samples that tested HSV-2 positive by WB tested HSV-2 negative by both focus ELISA and inhibition assays,” the positive and negative terms are inverted. The sentence should read, “In our study, 2 of the samples that tested HSV-2 negative by WB tested HSV-2 positive by both Focus ELISA and inhibition assays.”
1. Mark HD, Nanda JP, Roberts J, et al. Performance of Focus ELISA tests for HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies among university students with no history of genital herpes. Sex Transm Dis 2007;34:681–685.