effect of sexually transmitted disease (std) coinfections on performance of three commercially available immunosorbent assays used for detection of herpes simplex virus type 2-specific antibody in men attending baltimore, maryland, std clinics.two hundred seventy-nine serum samples from men attending sexually transmitted disease (std) clinics in baltimore, maryland, were tested for herpes simplex virus type 2 (hsv-2)-specific antibody by three immunosorbent glycoprotein g-2-based assays (the kalon, focus, and biokit assays). the results for all samples with positive results were confirmed by western blotting (91/279; 32.6% hsv-2 seroprevalence). all patients were also tested for chlamydia trachomatis, neisseria gonorrhoeae, trichomona ...200717913866
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