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*Genital Herpes - CDC Fact Sheet*
*Basic Fact Sheet*Detailed Version
· What is it?
· How common is it?
· How do people get it?
Collage of people and the herpes virus. You can get genital herpes even if
your partner shows no signs of the infection
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-What is genital herpes?-
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes
simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2).
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-How common is 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.
Transmission from an infected male to his female partner is more likely
than from an infected female to
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