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Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus 2 among Hispanics in the USA: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008.
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PMID:  21729957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To examine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) among Hispanics in the USA, we used the cross-sectional, nationally representative National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to compare the seroprevalence of HSV-2 between Hispanic persons of Mexican heritage and non-Mexican heritage aged 14-44 years, from survey years 2007-2008. The overall HSV-2 seroprevalence among Hispanics aged 14-44 years was 17.5% (95% confidence interval [CI], 15.2, 20.1) in the USA. HSV-2 seroprevalence was significantly lower among Mexican Americans than among other Hispanics (11.7% vs. 27.8%, P < 0.01). Prevalence of HSV-2 was also significantly associated with gender and age. The significant difference in HSV-2 seroprevalence between Hispanic persons of Mexican heritage and non-Mexican heritage suggested that targeting specific subgroups of Hispanics for preventive interventions may be a strategy to reduce the transmission of HSV-2 and HIV among Hispanics in the USA.
M Molina; R A Romaguera; J Valentine; G Tao
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1758-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-90     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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