20 percent, over 50 million people, are infected with genital herpes, and the majority of these cases may be unaware they even have it.
Studies show that more than 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with genital herpes each year. Efforts to develop a vaccine by biotechnology companies are ongoing.
In addition, daily suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners.
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At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives.
By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection.
This may be due to male-to-female transmissions being more likely than female-to-male transmission. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to be broken or to have a sore.Nationwide, at least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection.Between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, the number of Americans with genital herpes infection increased 30 percent.When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.
Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first outbreak.