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How common is genital herpes?

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 It's a common condition. In the U.S., 1 in 5 women ages 14-49 and 1 in 10 men in the same age range have it.

SOURCES:  Fleming, et al. "Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 in the United States, 1976 to 1994," New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 16, 1997. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore. Warren, Terri, RN, and Warren, Ricks, PhD, The Updated Herpes Handbook. Portland Press, 2002.

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SOURCES:  Fleming, et al. "Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 in the United States, 1976 to 1994," New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 16, 1997. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore. Warren, Terri, RN, and Warren, Ricks, PhD, The Updated Herpes Handbook. Portland Press, 2002.

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on April 3, 2019

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