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dc.contributor.advisorCatilina, Eliane
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-23T21:19:18Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2021
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionM.P.P.
dc.description.abstractThe majority of people who have genital herpes do not know it. This sexually transmitted disease can spread asymptomatically, and condoms do not fully protect against it. Despite this, current health policy recommends against genital herpes screening. Part of the justification for this policy stems from a lack of evidence that people’s sexual behavior would change if they knew they had genital herpes. This study examines the relationship between the likelihood of safe sex practices among people living with genital herpes, some of whom know they have it, and some of whom do not. I use National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey health surveillance data and questionnaires to measure the association between people’s awareness of being infected with genital herpes and their condom use or abstinence. I find that no evidence that genital herpes diagnosis is associated with greater probable condom use or sexual abstention. My findings suggest the need for targeted further study.
dc.formatPDF
dc.format.extent73 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Management
dc.subjectCDC
dc.subjectcondom
dc.subjectgenital herpes
dc.subjectSTD
dc.subjectSTD test
dc.subject.lcshPublic policy
dc.subject.lcshPublic health
dc.subject.otherPublic policy
dc.subject.otherPublic health
dc.titleNo Protection: Untested and Undiagnosed Genital Herpes in America
dc.typethesis
gu.embargo.lift-date2023-09-23
gu.embargo.termscommon-2-years
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1756-2515


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