Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 23rd, 2002
Researchers reviewed all genital samples of herpes simplex processed between 1986 and 2000 at the West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre.
Of the 3181 swabs testing positive for the virus, 63% were from women and 37% were from men. Twenty-nine percent of patients were 21-25 years old. In 1986-1988, 33% of all positive swabs were due to HSV-1, rising progressively to 56% in 1998-2000.
Both the number and percentage of HSV-1...
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