Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 11th, 2005
In a recently published article, scientists in England conducted a study to "characterize the epidemiological and clinical features of genital herpes and the diagnostic role of HSV-2 specific serology in an ethnically diverse cohort of genitourinary medicine (GUM) attendees in inner London.
"Genital swabs (n=186) were tested by real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serum samples (n=70) by HSV-2 specific enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA). Among 186 patients (median age 29 years), 104/186 (56%) were male and 176/186 (95%) heterosexual; ethnicity was predominantly...
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