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HIV infection among youth in a South African mining town is associated with herpes simplex virus-2 seropositivity and sexual behaviour.

Authors
  • Auvert, B
  • Ballard, R
  • Campbell, C
  • Caraël, M
  • Carton, M
  • Fehler, G
  • Gouws, E
  • MacPhail, C
  • Taljaard, D
  • Van Dam, J
  • Williams, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
May 04, 2001
Volume
15
Issue
7
Pages
885–898
Identifiers
PMID: 11399961
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

HIV infection among young women increases rapidly after the onset of sexual activity and reaches extremely high levels by 24 years of age. These findings suggest that rates of HIV transmission from men to women are high and that HSV-2 plays a major role in the spread of HIV in this population.

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