Question: What percentage of NZ has herpes?

Herpes is common, manageable and treatable More than 30% of sexually active adults in NZ have genital herpes.

Is herpes common in New Zealand?

It is a common infection. One in five New Zealanders are infected with HSV. There are two forms of the herpes simplex virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-2 is the usual cause of infection around the genital or anal area.

What percentage of humanity has herpes?

Prevalence and incidence An estimated 491.5 million people were living with HSV-2 infection in 2016, equivalent to 13.2% of the worlds population aged 15 to 49 years. HSV-2 is almost exclusively sexually transmitted, causing infection in the genital or anal area (genital herpes).

What country has the highest rate of herpes?

The highest prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 appears to be in Africa. In the developing world, HSV-2 is becoming a common cause for genital ulcer disease, especially in countries with a high prevalence of HIV infection.

Which race has the most herpes?

Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is one of the most common STI in the United States and is the main cause of genital herpes. HSV-2 is most prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks (40.3%) compared with the members of other US racial/ethnic groups (13.7% among non-Hispanic whites and 11.9% among Mexican Americans).

What age group has the most herpes?

The prevalence of HSV-1 among persons aged 14–49 was 47.8% (48.1% when adjusted for age) (Figure 1). Prevalence increased linearly with age, from 27.0% among those aged 14–19, to 41.3%, 54.1%, and 59.7% among those aged 20–29, 30–39, and 40–49, respectively.

Can a 60 year old get herpes?

In the United States, approximately 1 in 5 adults are infected with HSV-2, and adults older than 70 years have a seroprevalence of 28%.

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