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Abstract

Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Infection among Adults Citizens of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Moyen Uddin PKM, Abu Mohammad Azmal Morshed, Kaniz Fatema, Jabun Nisa M, Das P and Md. Saiful Islam

Background: Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are communal an infection has been established an alarming problem around the world.

Objective: The objectives of this study are to scrutinize age and sex stratified prevalence in HSV seroprevalence in Dhaka the most populated metropolitan the capital of Bangladesh and under a timeline January, 2014 to June, 2014.

Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional privately representative survey was carried out at the department of biochemistry, Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Importance was given on statistical inferences for national seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus estimates. Analysis was done using standard procedure.

Result: Infected individuals were more likely to be female than male (50.0% vs 25.6%; P<0.05). By the age of ≤18 y and 19-23 y, HSV IgG prevalence reached 4.6% (95% CI: 2.6-14.9) and 10.5% (95 % CI: 7.0-23.0) while male groups were zero prevalence. At middle age group (24-28 y) female showed highest HSVIgG sero-positivity (P<0.05, Female vs Male) while the following age groups (29-33 y, 34-38 y and ≥39 y), male patients were more infected than female (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The results will give awareness about the potential public health impact of HSV in Bangladesh wherever anti-HSV testing is not generally performed within all populations, especially considering the risk of neonatal transmission and the attendant complications at birth.