Thursday, August 25, 2016

Herpes Statistics-New infections-How common is genital herpes

Genital herpes statistics that may surprise you. Fortunately, herpes is highly manageable and people who get it can still have healthy love and sex lives, as the data also shows. These numbers focus mainly on United States genital herpes statistics. Please also keep in mind that these statistics only account for genital herpes caused by the HSV-2 strain!

Number of people in US with genital herpes: over 24,100,000
New cases per year: 776, 000
New cases per hour: 90
New cases per minute: 1.9
Percent of US population affected: 20%
1 in 5 persons age 12 and older





How Common is Genital Herpes (HSV-2)

  • About one out of five people in the United States has genital herpes.
  • That’s more than 77 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.

Women vs. Men 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.


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