U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC

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    U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC


    By JoAnne Allen

    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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    i have herpes simplex 1 ....cold sores....now you can spread simplex 1 to the gentials and vice versa...

    most people if given a blood test will test postive for herpes simplex 1...the victims are the ones that break out...abreva....is really good for the oral type
     
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    Must be a minoxidil shortage. Wait a second... You did say hair-piece, right?
     
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    In other news, Marc39 still refuses to use his 12 year old boy-size condoms..
     
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    why would anyone use 12 year old condoms?

    sentence structure does make a difference there shogun
     
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