According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 6 people in the United States between the ages of 14 and 49 years have genital herpes. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that globally, about 67% of people below the age of 50 years (which equates to 3.7 billion people) have HSV-1.
How often does herpes simplex 1 occur?
Herpes Outbreak Frequency: How Often Do They Occur? People with symptomatic HSV-1 can have anywhere from several outbreaks per year to one every couple years or so, depending on the individual.
What are the chances of getting HSV-1?
Exposure to HSV is very common. Exposure is incredibly common: According to the CDC, about 1 in 8 people ages 14 – 49 has been exposed to HSV-2, and half of people have been exposed to HSV-1. Thats right…that good-looking guy youve been flirting with has about a 50% chance of having HSV-1!
Is it normal to have herpes 1?
Overview. Herpes infections are very common. Fifty to 80 percent of American adults have oral herpes (HSV-1), which causes cold sores or fever blisters in or around the mouth. Genital herpes, caused by HSV-1 or HSV-2, affects one out of every six people in the U.S. age 14 to 49.
How many people get HSV-1?
Some 140 million people aged 15-49 years are infected with genital HSV-1 infection, primarily in the Americas, Europe and Western Pacific.