Global and regional estimates of the contribution of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection to HIV incidence: a population attributable fraction analysis using published epidemiological data

Study found a large burden of HIV is likely to be attributable to HSV-2 infection, with an estimated 420,000 of 1.4 million sexually acquired incident HIV infections in individuals aged 15–49 years in 2016 attributable to HSV-2 infection.


The Lancet Infectious Diseases