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What Percent Of Americans Have Herpes

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...about 6.2 million Americans become infected with genital HPV every year. Studies suggest that over 50% of all sexually active men and women become infected with HPV at some time in their lives. One study found HPVs in 77 percent of HIV-positive women. Different types of HPV cause warts or abnormal cell growth (dysplasia) near the anus or cervix. More than 95% of cervical cancers have been shown to be associated with HPV types 16, 18, 31,...
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Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Over the past decade, the percent of Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased.Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in... Read more »

Herpes

HI RYAN COULD I HAVE ,HSV1 AND HSV2,AND SHOW NO SYMPTOMS,NOT EVEN THE HERPES SORES FOR TWO YEARS......IS TESTING ADVISABLE...... EXPOSURE RECEVING ORAL SEX? PLEASE ADVICE.AND COULD THE GRAM STAIN TEST DETECT ANY OTHER STD THAN GONNORRHEA,SAY...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through Read more »

Herpes I = Herpes II

I have herpes I (cold sores.) I've been told that if you have Herpes I you are not infected with Herpes II (genital herpes.) Is that true? Is it possible to have both?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is true that you can be infected with both HSV (herpes simplex virus) I and HSV II. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through Read more »

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...penis of a person they are performing oral sex on, and vice-versa. HSV-2 may have a more severe course than HSV-1.Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1, mostly through non-sexual contact. Approximately 45 million, or one out of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Over the past decade, the percent of Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common... Read more »
The Body

African-American Women and STIs

...Infection). Now, new evidence has further documented the impact of STIs on women and girls of color. According to the CDC, 48 percent of black women between ages 14 and 49 have the virus which causes genital herpes. Blacks in general are more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Department: One-Fourth of New York City Residents Have Herpes Virus

... According to a study released Monday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, about 26 percent of adults in the city have genital herpes. Nationwide, the virus infects 19 percent of adults. Among New Yorkers, the most... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are... Read more »
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Strict Tops...Advice Needed!!

Posted by running4it, 3 Replies
Currently in a relationship with a monogamous partner. He knows of my status and we have protected sex. We slipped up the other day. He was okay with the situation but I am a bit uneasy. Are they there tops our there that could help me with there... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »