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Seroprevalence, predictors and estimated incidence of maternal and neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 infection in semi-urban women in Kilifi, Kenya.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) has public health importance as a leading cause of genital ulcers, a co-factor in HIV-1 acquisition and transmission and as a cause of neonatal herpes infections. Little is known of its epidemiology and burden in Coastal Kenya. METHODS: We screened plasma samples for HSV-2 infection from 826 women aged 15-34 years who participated in an HIV-1 survey in Kilifi in 2004. The sample comprised 563 women selected randomly from a demographic surveilla...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2334-11-155

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Sanders, EJ More by this author
Awuondo, K More by this author
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International Aids Vaccine Initiative More from this funder
United States Agency for International Development More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article: 155
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
URN:
uuid:bd627677-561a-4dc8-99e4-d731ef9156f9
Source identifiers:
164314
Local pid:
pubs:164314

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