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What is the statistic with American male and females living with genital herpes?

May 26, 2010 by  
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Does anyone know of a statistic with men and women that are living with the genital herpes virus in America? How common is it?



4 Responses to “What is the statistic with American male and females living with genital herpes?”
  1. Garden by M says:

    it is very common among the stupid……

  2. swift says:

    They say 1 in 4 have it. I am 1 in 4 if that helps.

  3. Deana says:

    One out of 5 people has genital herpes. More women than men have it 1 out of 4 versus 1 out of 5. This is probably because women catch it easier due to the type of skin in contact (Penis skin is thicker than vaginal skin). Many people don’t even know they have it.

  4. Alli says:

    Results of a nationally representative study show that genital herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, at least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, the number of Americans with genital herpes infection increased 30 percent.

    Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of five). This may be due to male-to-female transmissions being more likely than female-to-male transmission.

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