The prevalence of HSV2 antibodies in blood donors in city of Kerman During the Year 2002

Document Type: Original Article

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1 Assistant professor

2 Associate professor

3 professor

Abstract

Herpes simplex virus infection is almost universal.this virus has two types:HSV1 and HSV2 infect about 500/000 persons annually in the united states,and its prevalence rate has increased during the past decade.Usually HSV1 spreads through kissing or casual contact and HSV2 through sexual intercourses.HSV1 is more frequently associated with oral infection and HSV2 can cause recurrent genital ulcers.Nodata is available about HSV2 prevalence in Iran.this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HSV2 antibodies in blood donors in city of Kerman During the Year 2002.Data were collected in a cross-sectional study in 966 serum samples.in this study the population were  examined for oro-facial and genital herpes.In this servaey age,sex,job,eduction,marrital status,family history of oro-facial and genital herpes of the population were considered.antibody (IgG)of HSV2 was assessed by using ELISA in this study.About 2.7%of the population were  seropositive for HSV2 (2.8% were male and 2.6% were female.).None of them have had clinical genital herpes during examination but about 1.1%(11 of 966) of them have had previous history of clinical genital herpes.the population have been examined for HSV1Ab.HBSAb. and HCVAb, and the results were also negative.the prevalence of HSV2 had a significant trend of increasing with increase in age.
 

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