Re: Is it true does 1 in 5 people have herpes?
It's actually not 1 in 5. For one reason or another, the rates of genital herpes have been dropping in recent years...so basically, the younger you are, the lower the chances of herpes. For instance, if you are in the 20-29 year range, it is less than 1 in 10.
Prevalence of Genital Herpes (Type 2) as of the most recent CDC Study:
14-19 year olds: 1.5%
20-29 year olds: 8%
Men (Ages 14-49): 11.2%
Overall (Ages 14-49): 17%
Last edited by unlucky_guy; 03-17-2005 at 03:00 PM.