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What Percent Of Americans Have Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fast Facts HIV affects AI/AN in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population sizes. Of all races/ethnicities, AI/AN had the highest percentages of diagnosed HIV infections due to injection drug use. AI/AN face HIV prevention challenges, including poverty, high rates of STIs, and stigma. HIV is a public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), who...
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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 non-sexual... 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 non-sexual contact. Approximately 45 million, or one out of five, Americans above 12 years of age are... Read more »

DOES HAVING HERPES PUT YOU IN HIGH RISK FOR HIV

RYAN I THINK THE WORK YOU DO HERE IS GREAT. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD ANSWER MY QUESTION. I AM MALE AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HSV. IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR ME, AND I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD SPREAD IT BY HAVING...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is evidence that the presence of genital ulcers, like those caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), increase the risk of HIV transmission. A condom that prevents fluids from coming into contact with the ulcer should sufficiently protect you... Read more »

Herpes testing

Dear Ryan, I had IgG antibody test few days after encounter which was negative. Then, another test showed positive after 3 months for Herpes 1 & 2. What is this meant to me?? I cannot have swab test done because I have not experienced any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A positive antibody test for herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 would indicate that you have been infected with both types of HSV. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... Read more »

African Americans, Black positive singles came in!

Posted by babylove, 1 Reply
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Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is slightly out of place, but there is no other good forum for sexually transmitted diseases that I could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for... Read more »

10 Percent

Posted by Bear60
I just love this ten percent number that everyone keeps throwing around.
10% of all men are gay
Today, in the paper were the results of a study done on STRAIGHT men....seems 10% of them have sex with other men. These are men who identify as straight.... Read more »