Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 22nd, 1999
The study will examine how people feel and what they do when they learn they have the viral disease. Among the questions: What will this do to someone's self-esteem' And what will he or she tell current or prospective sexual partners'
So far, it's been difficult to diagnose genital herpes, or HSV-2, because older blood tests confuse it with herpes type 1. Estimates are that 22 percent of people in the United States are infected with HSV-2; only one in five of them knows that he or she has the disease. ...
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