Genital herpes (HSV-2) is more common in women than in men, and the infection is more easily transmitted from men to women. The study was based on a large cross-sectional survey conducted in 2004-2005 among randomly sampled women (18-45 years) from the computerized population registries in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Genital herpes. Since most people are unaware they are infected, genital herpes can get transmitted from person to person without their knowledge. 6/14/2012 DynaMed’s Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection following Jewish ritual circumcisions that included direct orogenital suction—New York City, 2000-2011. Asymptomatic herpes simplex virus excretion was more common from the vulvar area than the cervix, and women in group 2 were more likely to shed virus from both sites simultaneously than women in group 1.
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