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!?
This is so wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to start.
Lets start with progressive education system and a Progressive Media that has made it all possible.
The weakening of Moral Standards leads to problems. EVERY TIME sooner or later. There is a reason why various societies have developed them. They guide conduct in a way to make people safer and healthier generally speaking.
The liberal progressives are, and have been, eroding moral standards deliberately. They think they are doing so in the name of freedom, and never recognize that there is a PRICE in the end for making sexual activity in persons who do NOT have the life knowledge and maturity to make adult decisions (let alone ones that can have life consequences like pregnancy and SDT’s) acceptable. No, it seems they actually desire it, look at what they expose kids to on TV and the internet! There is ZERO restraint. There are a vast number of people and kids who go, in their online relationships, so far from what is normal restraint in real life. With the kids, they get used to that lack of restraint online, its a simple step for them to take it into real life and practice what they talk and text about.
Have you heard about the problem of “Sexting”? Well, and this is from my local police department, the problem is HUGE. Teens taking nude photos of themselves and sending them to others. Once that happens, it can be anywhere, and child pornographers trade the images. Once its on the internet, or sent to another phone its everywhere, just ask some of the NBA Basketball players who recently found naked pictures of themselves online. Pictures they had taken themselves! It’s a big problem. The Teens are underage, and that’s child porn. If they send it to someone else, THEY are practicing child porn, what are the police to do? Arrest 2/3rds of a high school? It really IS that big a problem. In so many ways, when it shows up online, it can’t ever be taken off.
That’s going to come back and haunt the kids doing this. But they don’t get that, and they don’t get that their “Freedom” is hurting them. But HEY! it’s all ok because nothing is wrong or over the line in the progressive world, just go clean the mess up afterward right? Treat the STD’s, “Educate” the kids as to all the graphic details regarding STD’s so they won’t do it, thereby desensitizing them just that much more. Perform the murder of an unborn child because the mother is 14... its all ok in the Progressive’s world. (Do I need the sarc tag... nah)
The Destroying a society’s moral value system, can destroy a society. It doesn’t happen over night. Its a generational destruction, it creeps slowly up and eats away at society’s foundations until it collapses.
Liberalism isn’t just a mental disorder. Progressivism isn’t progression. It’s REgression. It HURTS people, even as it claims so wrongly to be champions of freedom. Progressivism is just flat out WRONG.
Its amazing to recognize what they are saying when you parse out the meaning in the language. Its sickening really.
Do people just gloss over the words, not realizing that the guy is saying the elevated rate among blacks is essentially caused by the elevated rate among blacks? Has the whole world gone completely stupid?
Not sure if to trust those rates from the CDC. Nevertheless having little gremlins growing and itching in the genital area would be dreadful. No danke.
I would guess so.... You can find examples like this all over the place. They are telling the truth, but they are literally putting it in a way that makes it seem like something acceptable.
When you parse the language.... How is it that more people don’t notice this?
Man, that is a lot of people.
Moral females, unless the victims of rape, should still be able to reproduce :)
I wonder what biological factors. Is it that white women are more likely to have sex with black men infected with herpes than white men with black women?
Hold on, let me get this straight....39% of black males have herpes...
This wouldn’t be a cultural thing, would it? And, I don’t know, if so will B. Hussein Obama take this up as a cause?
Naaaah, not a freakin’ chance.
Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent
Herpes must be bushes fault.
The gift that keeps on giving.
Good reason to stay faithful to one’s spouse. Even MORE people than 1 in 6 have Chlamidia!
That's bunk advice. Condoms do not protect against herpes, which can be transmitted leg to leg, from the mouth, and many other ways. There is no effective risk management other than choosing fewer partners carefully.
Hey gang, don’t hurt me it’s little old me, Herpes. Cooler than your best friend, I’ll stay with you till the end. You won’t see me everyday, but every few years I’ll come say, “Hey!” That’s right! No cure for me in sight, I won’t go without a fight!
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.
Must be that viruses are rascist.
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