Document Detail

Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus-2 in suburban primary care offices in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15107635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence from a weighted sample of adults attending relatively affluent, suburban primary care physician (PCP) offices. GOAL: Many PCPs in relatively affluent areas do not believe national estimates of HSV-2 seroprevalence are representative of their patient populations. This study aimed to measure HSV-2 seroprevalence in these patient populations. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study with approximately 5400 individuals aged 18 to 59 years. Individuals were recruited at 36 PCP offices in 6 U.S. cities and tested for HSV-2 using Focus enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. A computer-assisted questionnaire was used to assess risk behaviors associated with genital herpes. RESULTS: Among 5452 individuals who provided an analyzable blood sample, the overall weighted HSV-2 seroprevalence was 25.5% (95% confidence interval, 20.2-30.8%). Only 11.9% of HSV-2-seropositive patients reported a history of genital herpes. CONCLUSIONS: Results illustrate the need for greater suburban PCP and patient awareness of the high HSV-2 seroprevalence in this setting.
Peter Leone; Douglas T Fleming; Alicia W Gilsenan; Lei Li; Scott Justus
Related Documents :
20846795 - Maternal obesity and infant outcomes.
3101125 - 1985 nhis findings: nutrition knowledge and baseline data for the weight-loss objectives.
19841115 - The health and obesity: prevention and education (hope) curriculum project--curriculum ...
9751955 - Experience with the alcohol use disorders identification test (audit) in mexico.
17075275 - Follow-up study of latex-allergic health care workers in japan.
22423455 - Critical junctures: assuring healthy outcomes for adolescents in the new millennium.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexually transmitted diseases     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0148-5717     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Transm Dis     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-26     Completed Date:  2004-07-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705941     Medline TA:  Sex Transm Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
Herpes Genitalis / blood,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Herpesvirus 2, Human / isolation & purification*
Middle Aged
Primary Health Care / utilization*
Risk Factors
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Sex Distribution
Sexual Behavior
Suburban Health / statistics & numerical data*
United States / epidemiology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Antimicrobial resistance patterns (1999-2002) and characterization of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisse...
Next Document:  Resurgence in infectious syphilis in Ireland: an epidemiological study.