High prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 in female anogenital herpes simplex in Newcastle upon Tyne 1983-92

Int J STD AIDS. 1994 Sep-Oct;5(5):359-61. doi: 10.1177/095646249400500514.


This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence of the viral types and temporal epidemiology in patients with ano-genital herpes between 1983-92. One thousand one hundred and thirty-five patients with anogenital herpes were available for analysis. The annual incidence of anogenital herpes nearly tripled over the period of 7 years (1986-92) from 59 to 171 cases. The percentage of HSV-1 infection in female cases (63-79%) was much higher than in other reported studies and remained relatively constant over the study period.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anus Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Anus Diseases / virology*
  • England / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Herpes Genitalis / epidemiology*
  • Herpesvirus 1, Human*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sex Distribution
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Time Factors
  • Urban Population