Skip to comments.U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC (1 in 6)
Posted on 03/09/2010 12:04:07 PM PST by Abathar
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.
Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men, while 39 percent of blacks were infected compared to about 12 percent for whites, the CDC said.
There is no cure for genital herpes, or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which can cause recurrent and painful genital sores and also increases the likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the AIDS virus. It is related to herpes simplex virus 1, or oral herpes, which causes cold sores.
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"Oh thank goodness, I thought it was something serious!"
1:6, gee that’s sort of an epidemic, isn’t it? Imagine, an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease in the Land of Madonna.
Thank you, emailing this to my teenaged boys.
I was afraid to point out the demographics, every time I mention facts like that a little black kid pops up and mimes the word RACIST! at me...
My public school taught a simple way to have fun without values or emotional ties, just enjoying physical pleasure (although the pleasure can be found with the values and emotional ties too), and as a bonus we get one in six with this "oopsie".
PD James’ “Children of Men” pretty much predicts a time when females can no longer conceive in the normal way.
That time might arrive sooner rather than later.
Ron Mexico.....Google it!
Herpes: the Greek god of sexually transmitted diseases and easy women.
If only abortion was legal, this wouldn’t be a problem. < /sarc >
I got into a verbal altercation with a nurse a few days before I got married over the law in Michigan that tells them you have to get a lecture on AIDS before you get your marriage license. I told her it was stupid to make a guy getting married sit through this and she went off on me -
“Don’t you worry about the AIDS epidemic?!?”
“nope, I’m getting married next week and I have no concern whatsoever about it”
“How can you say that? millions of people will die from this!!”
I told her they should have this little talk before kids get their drivers licenses, not someone who is about to swear themselves to a partner for the rest of their lives. I guess she must have been a jilted lover or something, but I still remember her look of disgust with me when I just laughed her concern off.
Wasn’t sex ed in schools was supposed to minimize STDs? Guess not.
“Because herpes is so prevalent it becomes ... a really important reason to use condoms on a consistent and correct basis with all of your partners,”
ALL of your partners?
Houston, I think we have found the problem.
“Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent”
I did a double take at that figure also.
So the higher rate among blacks is due to:
1) Women being more susceptible, and
2) The higher rate among blacks.
Someone says this, then someone else writes it, and then another person approves it for publication. That blows my mind.
There are even more sluts out their than horny guys. What hath the Feminazis wrought!?