Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Georgia National STD Prevention Conference : Genital herpes is still a 'serious health threat

(CNN) -- As much as 16 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes, according to a government study released Tuesday.

And sexually transmitted diseases of all varieties infect 19 million more Americans every year -- a rate that costs the health care system some $16 billion annually, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found. The study was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the the National STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.. 



How many people have genital herpes?

  • About one out of five people in the United States has genital herpes.
  • That’s more than 50 million people in the United States who have genital herpes.
  • 85% of people with genital herpes don’t know they have it.
  • That’s 42 million Americans who are unaware they have genital herpes.
  • Genital herpes is the most prevalent viral STD.

Men vs. Women with genital herpes

  • About 25% of women have genital herpes. That’s one in four.
  • About 20% of men have genital herpes. That’s one in five.






















Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. Maybe you are one of the singles with herpes in Georgia. There are dozens of web sites that provide online herpes support groups and information for georgia people with herpes. Many feature chat rooms, bulletin boards, treatment information, personal ads, and social groups around the world. Click the links and find relative information.

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