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cobweb icon Archived: Genital Herpes: Screening

Original Release Date: March 2005

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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Asymptomatic Pregnant Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine serological screening for herpes simplex virus (HSV) in asymptomatic pregnant women at any time during pregnancy to prevent neonatal HSV infection. 

D
Asymptomatic Adolescents and Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine serological screening for HSV in asymptomatic adolescents and adults. 

D

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Archived: Clinical Summary

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This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Genital Herpes: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/genital-herpes-screening

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