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Cervical shedding of herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus throughout the menstrual cycle in women infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1.

Authors
  • Mostad, S B1
  • Kreiss, J K
  • Ryncarz, A
  • Chohan, B
  • Mandaliya, K
  • Ndinya-Achola, J
  • Bwayo, J J
  • Corey, L
  • 1 Departments of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
October 2000
Volume
183
Issue
4
Pages
948–955
Identifiers
PMID: 11035345
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Asymptomatic cervical shedding of both herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus occurs very frequently in women infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1. The risk of transmitting these viruses to sexual partners and neonates may be higher than previously recognized.

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