Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

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Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends against routine serological screening for herpes simplex virus (HSV) in asymptomatic pregnant women at any time during pregnancy to prevent neonatal HSV infection. (2005)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsherp.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Non-Pregnant Adolescents and Adults

The AAFP recommends against routine serological screening for herpes simplex virus (HSV) in asymptomatic adolescents and adults. (2005)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsherp.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)