Medline ® Abstract for Reference 6 of ‘Effect of herpes simplex virus on HIV infection: Implications for HIV prevention’

Medline ® Abstract for Reference 6 of 'Effect of herpes simplex virus on HIV infection: Implications for HIV prevention'

Medline ® Abstract for Reference 6 of 'Effect of herpes simplex virus on HIV infection: Implications for HIV prevention'
Herpes have been a type of diseases common to see in people’s daily life, and many people are now afraid of being infected with herpes. ■ ■ Highly contagious Genital Herpes ■ Symptoms begin 2 – 30 days after infection. But, unfortunately, it falls short on several levels. The impact of genital herpes as a public health threat is amplified because of its epidemiological synergy with HIV/AIDS. A recent study challenges this assumption, finding that the infection “may occur on both sides of the midline and in more ganglia than previously thought.” If these results hold up to further validation, it will show chronic herpes infection to be continuously active, rather than cyclical. Specific prevention methods still need to learn, and also people can share their customized prevention methods online with the world. As awareness of the need for linked services has increased, the need for new technologies that combine protection against unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs has become a research priority.

We modeled the review approach on that by Shekelle and colleagues but refined it iteratively over three phases to achieve greater efficiency. Conversely, we estimate that HIV had only a small net impact on HSV-2 prevalence. CONCLUSIONS: HSV-2 role as a biological cofactor in HIV acquisition and transmission may have contributed substantially to HIV particularly by facilitating HIV spread among the low-risk population with stable long-term sexual partnerships. This finding suggests that prevention of HSV-2 infection through a prophylactic vaccine may be an effective intervention both in nascent epidemics with high HIV incidence in the high risk groups, and in established epidemics where a large portion of HIV transmission occurs in stable partnerships.

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