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How common is having genital herpes?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
One out of five americans are carriers of herpes type 2 antibodies.
This means that they have a past exposure to genital herpes. Not all of these will actually have outbreaks or problems.

In brief: Very common
One out of five americans are carriers of herpes type 2 antibodies.
This means that they have a past exposure to genital herpes. Not all of these will actually have outbreaks or problems.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Genital Herpes
Cdc estimates that, annually, 776, 000 people in the United States get new herpes infections.
Genital herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, 16.2%, or about one out of six, people aged 14 to 49 years have genital hsv-2 infection. Over the past decade, the percentage of persons with genital herpes infection in the United States has remained stable.

In brief: Genital Herpes
Cdc estimates that, annually, 776, 000 people in the United States get new herpes infections.
Genital herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, 16.2%, or about one out of six, people aged 14 to 49 years have genital hsv-2 infection. Over the past decade, the percentage of persons with genital herpes infection in the United States has remained stable.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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