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How common is herpes in the us?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Herpes
95% of the us population has been exposed to the herpes virus at one point or another.

In brief: Herpes
95% of the us population has been exposed to the herpes virus at one point or another.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dr. Peterson Pierre
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Too common!
Herpes type 1, which causes about 80% of oral herpes cases, is considered a universal virus (almost everybody has it).
An estimated 80% of adults have had herpes type 1. Genital herpes, which is caused by herpes type 2 about 80% of the time, causes between 500, 000 and 1 million new cases each year. There is no cure, so currently about 50 million americans have had genital herpes.

In brief: Too common!
Herpes type 1, which causes about 80% of oral herpes cases, is considered a universal virus (almost everybody has it).
An estimated 80% of adults have had herpes type 1. Genital herpes, which is caused by herpes type 2 about 80% of the time, causes between 500, 000 and 1 million new cases each year. There is no cure, so currently about 50 million americans have had genital herpes.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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