Living with symptomatic HSV-2 infection
can result in several psychological concerns including fear of transmission to others, anxiety about possible long-term consequences for general health, difficulties with intimacy and spontaneity, and feelings of undesirability (Green & Kocsis, 1997; Luby & Klinge, 1985).
Douglas, director of CDC's Division of STD Prevention, commented that the high prevalence of herpes in African Americans is particularly concerning given the linkage between HSV-2 infection
In analyses controlling for study arm, study site, age, race and a variety of risky behaviors, men with recent incident HSV-2 infection
and those with prevalent infection were significantly more likely than those who remained free of HSV-2 to acquire HIV (hazard ratios, 3.
The association between HSV-2 infection
and psychosis still held.
In one of two studies presented, Genocea researchers studied the T cell immune responses to each HSV-2 protein among patients with HSV-2 infection
For decades, researchers have focused on "subunit" herpes vaccines that rely primarily on gD-2 as the antigen to stimulate the body's antibody response but none has prevented HSV-2 infection
Taylor explained that biological factors among women may increase their susceptibility to HSV-2 infection
, and that complex social, biological, and environmental factors could contribute to the higher HSV-2 prevalence among African Americans.
can cause recurrent sores and breaks in the skin of the genital region, which can be mild and often go unnoticed.
They stress that, in the absence of a strong connection between orphans' schooling and sexual risk, or of data on whether leaving school early precedes or follows HIV or HSV-2 infection
, "longitudinal research may help to understand the timing of events, like school drop-out and marriage, in relation to parent loss, and better trace the causal pathways of orphans' risk.
This under-recognition can be attributed to the fact that the leading cause of HSV-2 infection
is asymptomatic shedding of the virus.
In multivariate analyses, the risk of HSV-2 infection
was significantly higher among both women (hazard ratio, 1.
The analysis of serologic correlates of HHV-8 infection showed a significant association with HSV-2 infection