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Archived: Genital Herpes: Screening
Original Release Date: March 2005
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Summary of Recommendations
|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.
|Asymptomatic Adolescents and Adults|
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine serological screening for HSV in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Genital Herpes: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2019.