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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 244-246

Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus-1 and 2 antibodies in STD clinic patients

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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A Aggarwal
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab
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The present study was conducted on 250 serum samples of STD clinic patients and 50 serum samples of asymptomatic women to determine seroprevalence of herpes simplex-1 and 2 (HSV-1 and 2) IgM antibodies and HIV-1 and 2 antibodies. The samples were also screened for syphilis by VDRL test and confirmed by TPHA test. Seropositivity of HSV in STD clinic patients was 44/250 (17.6%) and 12/50 (24%) in asymptomatic women. In 11/44 (25%) seropositive persons for HSV, HIV 1 and 2 antibodies were present. In 10/44 (22.7%) HSV seropositive persons, coinfection with syphilis was also present, whereas in 7/44 (15.9%) HSV seropositive persons, both HIV and syphilis were present. In the control group, coinfection with other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was not observed.


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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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