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How many people have stis and who is most likely infected?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Common

The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2.
One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most believe that hpv virus (causative agent for abnormal paps) is more common but since it clears completely it is not as prevalent. It has a higher incidence (new cases) than herpes (hsv2) but it doesn't persist as much. Women more than men.

In brief: Common

The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2.
One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most believe that hpv virus (causative agent for abnormal paps) is more common but since it clears completely it is not as prevalent. It has a higher incidence (new cases) than herpes (hsv2) but it doesn't persist as much. Women more than men.
Dr. David Kurss
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