Seroepidemiology of infection with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV1 and HSV2) among asymptomatic university students attending Islamic Azad University of Kazeroun, southwest of Iran
Abstract:
Background
Herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are common infectious agents worldwide. Data on prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections are limited in Asia, especially in Iran. Our study aimed on determination of seroepidemiology of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections in asymptomatic healthy students of Islamic Azad University of Kazeroun, Fars province, southwest of Iran.Patients and
Methods
The study population included 360 students with a mean age of 22.2 years. Demographic data were gathered by a well-designed questionnaire. For serological studies, 5 ml of blood sample was collected and centrifuged. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to determine immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody titer to the HSV-1 and HSV-2.
Results
Totally, HSV-1 and HSV-2 IgG antibody were positive in 285 (79.2%) and 84 (23.3%) subjects, respectively.The seroprevalence of HSV-2 was higher among females (29.0%) compared with males (17.5%) (p
Language:
English
Published:
Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume:5 Issue:2, 2010
Pages:
84 - 88
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