TABLE 5.

Distribution of HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 infections within the analysis of the results of dark-field microscopy versus those of the T. pallidum real-time PCR and the analysis of the clinical diagnosis by the STI clinic versus the results of the T. pallidum real-time PCRa

T. pallidum real-time PCR resultNo. of samples with positive HSV result/total no. of samples in the group (%)
Dark-field microscopyClinical diagnosis of primary syphilis in STI clinic setting
PositiveNegativePositiveNegative
+1/47 (2)0/46 (0)1/83 (1)0/10 (0)
3/7 (43)314/616 (51)11/31 (36)306/592 (52)
  • a The data are for a total of 716 cases.