В planned parenthood states that 1 in 6 americans has genital herpes. ( 1) according to the american sexual health organization, close to 90 of americans dont know they have genital herpes. ( 2) and according to the cdc, the statistic of infected people who dont know is 87.
About half of teens and adults under age 50 are still infected with the oral herpes virus, and about 1 in 8 have an infection with the genital herpes.
В genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (std) that any sexually active person can get. Even without signs of the disease, herpes can still be spread to sex partners.
Itd be very difficult, however, to determine any statistic to indicate what percentage of those cases are genital. What really matters is not so much where people carry hsv or which type.
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Nationwide, over 24 million men and women are infected with hsv-2, the virus that causes genital herpes.
For many people living with this common disease, the most debilitating symptoms are shame and isolation.
Hsv-2, which is most often the cause of genital herpesbut in some cases it can cause oral herpesis much less common than hsv-1, but still quite prevalent. 9 of americans aged 14-49 have this type of the herpes simplex virus.
The majority of oral herpes cases are caused by hsv-1 and the majority of genital herpes cases are caused by hsv-2 however, type-1 or type-2 can occur in either the genital or oral area. How common is herpes? More than 50 percent of american adults have oral herpes, which is commonly called cold sores or fever blisters.