What Percent Of The World Has Herpes

Although at least 45 million aged 12 and older in the United States have genital herpes infection, there has been a substantial decrease in cases from 21 percent to 17 percent, according to a 1999 to 2004 CDC survey. A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls ages 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls — nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released their findings of the top 15 cities with the worst herpes rates in the nation. Don’t you feel powerful? The Health Department reported yesterday that “more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes.” For contrast, the national average for genital herpes infection is 19%. 48% of the Black women they tested were positive for exposure to herpes but not the disease itself in a study of just 5,000 women. More than 3.7 billion people in the world under the age of 50 are infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to the World Health Organization’s first estimates of the disease’s prevalence.

WHO discovered 49% of women in the Americas have HSV-1 compared to 39% of the men. It is important to know that even without signs of the disease, it can still spread to sexual partners. There is no need for you to feel disgusted. So if the headline above seemed shocking or offensive to you, we need to have a little chat. Good news: you’re not alone. We’ve talked about it before, but I’m still confused about several things. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 Sep 1.


That’s a staggering 3.7 billion people with a (currently) incurable virus. I would feebly attempt to empty my bladder, only having to stop halfway through to take a deep breath and struggle to continue. Ignorance and misinformation create fear and fuel the development of stigmatizing attitudes and behavior. That’s a staggering 3.7 billion people with a (currently) incurable virus. Honestly, I would have to say if someone HAD to have an STD this would probably be the best one to have. More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), usually after catching it in childhood, according to a the WHO study. The study, released Monday, says about 26% of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19% nationwide.

Herpes as we all know is one of the most common communicable diseases that categorized under sexually transmitted diseases. More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), usually after catching it in childhood, according to a WHO study published on Wednesday. Officials said they were concerned about the prevalence of the condition because it facilitates the spread of H.I.V. If these four popular characters of Sex and the City were to talk, odds are one subject would very likely come up—genital herpes. The work provides the first Canadian prevalence estimates for herpes simplex 2 and chlamydia — another sexually transmitted infection — that are based on laboratory confirmed results. HSV-1 normally causes mouth ulcers rather than genital infection, but it is becoming an increasing cause of genital infection too, mainly in rich countries.That is because improved hygiene in rich countries is lowering HSV-1 infection rates in childhood, leaving young people more at risk of catching it via oral sex when they become sexually active.HSV-2 can increase the risk of catching and spreading HIV, the disease that causes AIDS. So says the World Health Organization, which released its first estimation of the global incidence of herpes simplex virus type 1 on Wednesday.

According to data gathered by the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 48% of African-American women are infected with genital herpes. Twenty-six percent of citizens who live in the five boroughs are walking around with herpes, a full 7 percent above the natural average. Gynecological Problems …about 6.2 million Americans become infected with genital HPV every year. An STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease meaning exactly what it says. More than half the world’s population is infected with the form of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, according to new numbers from the World Health Organization. A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. While I’d still have herpes forever, the outbreak that prompted me to go to the doctor in the first place would have been less likely to reoccur if it’d been HSV-1.

July 29, 2003 — A new study shows that genital herpes is an equal opportunity virus.

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