1 In 4 People Have Herpes In NYC!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 3:09pm.
A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes.

The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide.

The department says genital herpes can double a person's risk for contracting HIV.

Herpes can cause painful sores, but most people have no recognizable symptoms.

Among New Yorkers, the herpes rate is higher among women, black people and gay men.

The health department urges consistent use of condoms, and says its STD clinics offer free, confidential herpes testing.

AP - New York - June 9, 2008 - posted at  http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=9848

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 3:09pm.

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Anonymous (not verified) | Thu, 12/11/2008 - 4:44pm

I actually caught herpes when i was in ny thanks a lot Mr. but what I didn't realize was that there arn't very many symptoms of herpes in women I didnt even know I had it for like a year. But I know it was him cause i hadn't been with anyone else.

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