Journal article

Herpes and HIV infection--has the time come to act?

Darren B Russell

Sexual Health | Published : 2006

Abstract

It has been known for some years that the ulcerative and inflammatory STIs lead to an increased risk of HIV transmission. In particular, there is a two- to four-fold increased risk of HIV-1 acquisition associated with prevalent herpes simplex virus type 2. The challenges are discussed herein.