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How prevalent is herpes?

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
50 million in US: Nearly 28% were infected by herpes simplex 2 virus in a survey of new york city adult population. Prevalence is estimated to be 50 million in usa.

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What is herpes?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Virus family: Herpes is a family of viruses characterized by small blister-like (vesicles) rash & by staying in the body until triggered again. Most common ones are herpes simplex i & ii which cause cold sores and genital sores. Chickenpox is a herpes virus that can reappear later in life as shingles. Epstein-barr & cytomegalovirus, roseola virus, & cause of kaposi's sarcoma are all herpes viruses.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How prevalent is herpes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
50 million in US: Nearly 28% were infected by herpes simplex 2 virus in a survey of new york city adult population. Prevalence is estimated to be 50 million in usa.

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