Journal of Virology & Antiviral ResearchISSN: 2324-8955

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Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Infection and Associated Risk Factors among Weaver's Community in Tamil Nadu State, India

Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Infection and Associated Risk Factors among Weaver’s Community in Tamil Nadu State, India

Objective: To determine the presence of HSV-2 and its association to demographic and risk factors in the weavers population of Tamilnadu. Methods: 296 adults were surveyed in Kanchipuram, Erode and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu. Socio-demographic characteristics were obtained through interviews and 5 ml of blood was collected from individuals age 18 and over. Samples were tested for IgG anti HSV antibodies. The association between HSV- 2 infection and different behavioural variables was analysed using chi-square analysis.

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