They also need to plan out what (and how) to test on the next “The overall prevalence of genital herpes is likely higher than 16.2%, because an increasing number of genital herpes infections are caused by HSV-1. For example, the University of Wisconsin did a 9-year study which ended in 2003 that showed that during those 9 years, 78% of the new genital herpes infections which came through their clinic were HSV-1, not HSV-2.
Even prior to that, if you really dug into the fine print, the CDC did explain how the numbers were derived, but they didn’t explain that HSV-1 causes genital herpes, too, or that not all HSV-2 is genital. The public doesn’t dig that deep, though; they just read the main statistic and run around repeating it without understanding or supplying the parameters.
It’s more accurate to say that the CDC didn’t , which renders the CDC’s original 16.2% (1 in 6) statistic pretty much useless. They’re just trying to figure out what, exactly, to do about it.
As we state above, most of us have at least one type of herpes simplex and don’t even know.
We tend to make this into a big deal instead of saying that to be infected with herpes virus is something that happens to all adults, some with symptoms and some of us without.” Find out more about us, the Herpes Viruses Association, and what we can do for you.
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