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Genital Herpes Infection: Serologic Screening

Release Date: November 2016

Recommendation Summary

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Asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including those who are pregnant

The USPSTF recommends against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including those who are pregnant.

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To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: December 2016

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Genital Herpes Infection: Serologic Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2016.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/genital-herpes-screening1

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