About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.
Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men, while 39 percent of blacks were infected compared to about 12 percent for whites, the CDC said.
Gee, it must be because of all that abstinence-only education right? You know, if only somebody had taught these kids how to use condoms, this wouldn't be happening...
Whats that? Condoms don't really protect against herpes, you say? Oh. Well I'm just stumped then!