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Herpes simplex virus type 2 seropositivity among urban adults in Africa: results from two cross-sectional surveys in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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BACKGROUND: Although several surveys investigating the epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection using type-specific immunologic assays have been carried out in Africa, none has examined the risk factors for HSV-2 infection in a representative sample from an urban adult population. GOALS: To estimate the prevalence of HSV-2 infection in the adult population of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and to identify risk factors for HSV-2 infection. STUDY DESIGN: Two cross-sectional survey...

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Rinke de Wit, TF More by this author
Mekonnen, Y More by this author
Tsegaye, A More by this author
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Journal:
Sexually transmitted diseases
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
175-181
Publication date:
2002-03-05
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EISSN:
1537-4521
ISSN:
0148-5717
URN:
uuid:0029dcd6-3927-47dd-b1e6-42b90f731180
Source identifiers:
80599
Local pid:
pubs:80599

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