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PREVALENCE OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 2 AND RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS INFECTION IN WOMEN IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL

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Title
PREVALENCE OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 2 AND RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS INFECTION IN WOMEN IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, September 2013
DOI 10.1590/s0036-46652013000500004
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Thais Duquia Moraes Caldeira, Carla Vitola Goncalves, Gisele Rodrigues de Oliveira, Tania Vieira da Fonseca, Regina Goncalves, Clair Teixeira do Amaral, Vanusa Pousada da Hora, Ana Maria Barral de Martinez

Abstract

The herpes simplex virus type 2 (HVS-2) is the most prevalent infection worldwide. It is a cofactor in the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV). This study evaluated the prevalence of HSV-2, using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and associated factors in patients treated at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) and Basic Health Units (BHU) in Rio Grande, Brazil. The observed prevalence of HSV-2 was 15.6%. Among the 302 women studied, 158 had received assistance in BHU and 144 were treated at FURG. The prevalence of HSV-2 in these groups was 10.8% and 20.8%, respectively, RR 1.9 and p = 0.012. Knowledge about the Pap smear, and the presence of lesions showed no association with HSV-2 infection. Multivariate analysis showed that the variable that most influenced the risk of HSV-2 infection was the presence of HIV infection, with a relative risk of 1.9 and p = 0.04. Discussion: Genital ulcers are an important entry point for HIV, and condom use is an important strategy to reduce transmission of HIV and HSV-2.

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Unknown 31 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Student > Postgraduate 1 3%
Student > Master 1 3%
Unknown 27 87%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Unknown 27 87%

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