QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerI hear so often from people who have herpes, or people who are afraid I have herpes, that everyone has herpes. But I know it's not true. I am sure I am not the only person who has to dispute this lie over and over, so here is a quote from a recent news story:Quote 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.That sounds to me like only about 8% of white guys like me have herpes. Except that guys who are really like me, 0% have herpes.But I know about 100% of sluts and hookers, and people who go on sex vacations in Asia, have herpes. It ain't me.So go kiss a urinal, scumface.all of this strikes me as very suspicious data. I don't know how this study was structured, but it seems very odd to me. What is the reason for humongous assymetry between men and women? Big known factor of high STD occurence in blacks is high percentage incarceration in blacks and high percentage of inmates being infected. But that affects men much more than women -- men should have higher occurence. Why women have twice higher rate? My guess is that young women who are likely to be infected are more likely to go tested because if i remember correctly it affects pregnancy and children. Men who are likely to be infected are less likely to get tested, i think. That could explain test results if they just looked at percentages of voluntarily blood tests coming positive. There are other oddities -- i'd be really interested to know how their data was obtained.
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