Note: The following information is contained in the website http://www.circinfo.net/, and it has been copied with permission. This is not an exact copy of all the information found on the website http://www.circinfo.net/. For an exact text of the information contained in that site, please go onto the above mentioned site.
Just as described above for HPV, a history of sexual intercourse with an uncircumcised man (ever) was reported in 2003 to be a risk factor for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection in women. After multivariate logistic regression analysis odds ratio was 2.2 (95% CI 1.4вЂ“3.6) . This study was conducted in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania amongst 1207 women aged 18-30 years whose overall HSV-2 seroprevalence rate was 25%. The high rate of HSV-2 worldwide highlights the need for amelioration of risk factors. Circumcision should therefore help reduce HSV-2 transmission and prevalence.