More than half the world has oral herpes, WHO reports

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/who-herpes-study_562fe495e4b06317990fe420
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    More than half the world's population carries the herpes simplex virus commonly known as oral herpes, a new report from the World Health Organization found.

    The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, reports that 3.7 billion people under age 50 carry the type 1 (HSV-1) virus, which is is primarily transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact and usually manifests as cold sores. That amounts to two-thirds of the world's population in that age group.

    Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is nearly always transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and commonly causes genital herpes. WHO notes that the new estimates show that HSV-1 also is a notable cause of genital herpes when transmitted through oral sex.

    Estimates for HSV-1 prevalence by region among people aged 0-49 in 2012

    • Americas: 178 million women (49%), 142 million men (39%)
    • Africa: 350 million women (87%), 355 million men (87%)
    • Eastern Mediterranean: 188 million women (75%), 202 million men (75%)
    • Europe: 207 million women (69%), 187 million men (61%)
    • South-East Asia: 432 million women (59%), 458 million men (58%)
    • Western Pacific: 488 million women (74%), 521 million men (73%)
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    Man that Derek Jeter really gets around.
     
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    Looks like I'm one of the lucky ones that doesn't have it. :prancing:
     
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    :chair:I've never had a cold sore and now that i'm single.....:bug::scat:wtf sluts???
     
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    Africa is one big STD
     
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    I wish it broke down "the Americas." I'd bet it's mostly people from poorer backgrounds.
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but those DSL's in the OP still got my engine going
     
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    I guess we're in the "ugly" demographic.
     
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    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do?

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    Would
    Of been better if Beth pic. Obvi