U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Genital Herpes Screening

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Abstract

The CDC estimates that about one in six U.S. residents ages 14-49 has genital herpes.1 In new draft guidance, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against using current blood tests to screen for genital herpes in people with no signs or symptoms of infection, including adolescents and adults, as well as pregnant women.2

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