Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV-Infected Men and Women

  • Author: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 2/8/18 (What's New)


  • Many new genital herpes infections are caused by HSV-1, although HSV-2 remains an important cause[Xu 2006; Bernstein 2013]
  • Most infections are asymptomatic or associated with subtle symptoms, such as pruritus or less ulcerative epithelial disruptions
  • Prevalence of HSV-2 in US adults aged 14-49 years between 2015 and 2016 was 11.9%[CDC 2018]

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