Test for herpes makes it easier for people to talk about the virus

05/27/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new test that identifies genital herpes in the blood early, before symptoms show, has increased the willingness among people to talk more openly about having the virus, which could aid efforts to prevent or limit transmission. Some researchers think the herpes virus contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS by causing levels of HIV to go up in the blood, which increases the chances of transmission of both HIV and herpes.

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