Herpesvirus Type 2 in the Male Genitourinary Tract

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Science  20 Oct 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4058, pp. 318-319
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4058.318


A population study of 190 randomly selected male patients with no history of genital herpesvirus infection revealed a high incidence of herpesvirus type 2 in genitourinary specimens. This indicates that men serve as a reservoir of genital herpesvirus.