Herpes Facts
HSV Is Not The Virus You Thought You Knew

Learn the herpes facts and realize that you are not alone in this battle against herpes. Regrettably the negative stigma related to the herpes simplex virus anyone who is diagnosed with herpes would be hesitant to let others know publicly.

There are an estimated 45 million people in the United States who have the genital herpes virus and yet so many feel alone in dealing with all of the associated emotional and psychological issues this virus causes. Nobody likes talking about anything to do with a sexually transmitted disease.



  • The Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. There are two types of this virus that are related to this website. Type 2 (HSV-2) causes the majority of cases of genital herpes and is most generally acquired through sexual contact with an infected person. Type 1 (HSV-1) is responsible for most cases of cold sores. A cold sores facts are frequently acquired during childhood when a child is kissed by a relative who has an active cold sore.
  • It is estimated that 56% of Americans over the age of 14 have HSV-1. This means that more people have in the United States have some form of the herpes virus than those who don’t.
  • Oral Herpes Fact: The HSV-1 virus has been found to cause for nearly one-third of new genital herpes diagnosis.
  • Currently in the United States 23% of women and 11% of men have genital herpes.
  •  49% of women and 39% of men will have genital herpes in the next 15 years if a method of slowing down the transmission rate of the virus is not found. 
  • Herpes statistics indicate that 90% of people who have genital herpes do not know it!
  • The herpes simplex virus can be spread even when other herpes symptoms and blisters are not present through a process known as asymptomatic viral shedding.
  •  Approximately one in five adults in the United States has genital herpes (at least 45 million). Let me put this number in perspective for you. 45 million people is approximately the total population of Ireland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and Sweden...COMBINED!
  • Statistically speaking, if you are in a movie theater with 100 people, 20 will have genital herpes. If you are on an elevator crowded with 10 people 2 will have the virus.

Do These Herpes Facts Shock You!?

Are you shocked by these herpes facts? Now that you know some of the herpes facts and statistics you should realize that this is a very common condition that infects a tremendous amount of people. A tremendous amount of very good people. You are not alone.

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Herpes Symptoms in Men

Attention Men!  Learn the specific genital herpes symptoms found in men and protect yourself and your partner!

Female Genital Herpes

If you are having female symptoms of herpes, there are several important things that you need to know. Women are nearly four times more prone to acquire the HVS2 virus than men. Women who are susceptible have a higher chance of acquiring genital herpes from an infected man than a man becoming infected by a woman.

Early Herpes Symptoms

If you are experiencing headaches that don't seem to go away, tingling feelings of pins and needles shooting down the back of your thighs or swollen glads you may be getting ready to have an outbreak!

Genital Herpes Symptoms

If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of genital herpes then you need to know all of the signs and warning symptoms.

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