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Table 3 Subject characteristics. Individual characteristics of subjects used in this study. Subjects are numbered by the order of first blood collection. Some subjects had 2 or 3 blood draws. Recurrence rates are based on patients recollection and were divided into groups of low recurrence rates (L) of 2 or fewer per year and high recurrence rates (H) for subjects that stated having more than 2 recurrences a year. Positive designation for antivirals are those patients that were using antivirals at the time of blood draw. To determine serostatus the HerpeSelect 1 & 2 immunoblot kit from Focus technologies was used. Patient 4 is a double negative. Subjects 6 and 15 were using acyclovir and subject 11 was using daily doses of Valtrex.

From: Characterization of the IFN-γ T-cell responses to immediate early antigens in humans with genital herpes

Subject Sex Age Antiviral Recurrence rate Serostatus
1 M 37 - H HSV-2/HSV-1
2 F 38 - L HSV-2/HSV-1
3 F 47 - H HSV-2/HSV-1
4 M 29 - na -
5 M 34 - H HSV-2/HSV-1
6 F 49 + H HSV-2
7 F 22 - L HSV-1
8 F 42 - H HSV-2
9 F 24 - L HSV-2
10 F 19 - L HSV-1
11 F 29 + L HSV-2/HSV-1
12 M 28 - H HSV-2
13 F 40 - L HSV-2
14 F 38 - H HSV-2
15 M 59 + H HSV-2/HSV-1
16 F 45 - L HSV-2
17 M 27 - L HSV-1
18 M 53 - L HSV-2