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Posted: 3/9/2010 5:43:58 PM EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0923528620100309



U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC
2:43pm EST

*1 in 6 Americans infected with herpes

*Highest rates found among blacks, women

*

By JoAnne Allen

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - 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.

There is no cure for genital herpes, or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which can cause recurrent and painful genital sores and also increases the likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the AIDS virus. It is related to herpes simplex virus 1, or oral herpes, which causes cold sores.

Several drugs are available to treat herpes symptoms and outbreaks, including acyclovir, which is available generically or under the Zovirax brand name, and valacyclovir, known generically as Valtrex –– both made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC <GSK.L>. Ganciclovir, sold as Zirgan, is made by privately-held Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.

The CDC estimates that more than 80 percent of people with genital herpes do not know they are infected.

"The message is herpes is quite common. The symptoms can be often very innocuous," Dr. John Douglas of the CDC said in a teleconference.

"Because herpes is so prevalent it becomes ... a really important reason to use condoms on a consistent and correct basis with all of your partners," Douglas said.

Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

The CDC estimates that there are 19 million new sexually transmitted disease infections every year in the United States, costing the health care system about $16 billion annually.

(Editing by Paul Simao)



On that note:

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:45:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:45:59 PM EDT
Yet another obsessed prude.





Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:46:40 PM EDT
damn, guess black chicks are out for me then
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:46:43 PM EDT
A 1 in 2 chance a black woman has herpes?

Holy moly.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:47:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:49:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FredMan:
A 1 in 2 chance a black woman has herpes?

Holy moly.



Now we know why they are always mackin on the white girls, they are hoping their shit won't get rotted off after a little lovin.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:51:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dog-meat:


Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

)



So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?


Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:52:05 PM EDT
Wow, even more of an incentive not to bang sistas.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:53:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:


Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

)



So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?


Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?



I read that five times over and had that exact same reaction.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:55:01 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Theoderich:



Originally Posted By arowneragain:


Originally Posted By dog-meat:





Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.



)







So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?





Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?








I read that five times over and had that exact same reaction.


Aren't circumcision rates lower among black males?




 
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:55:32 PM EDT
Now we know why they are always mackin on the white girls, they are hoping their shit won't get rotted off after a little lovin.
 



 Face palm

Also race probably has a lot less to due with the rate of infection, compared to sexual activity and number of partners.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:58:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:


Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

)



So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?


Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?



I'll bet whoever wrote that could balance my checkbook.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:58:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2010 5:59:47 PM EDT by Skillshot]





Originally Posted By dog-meat:



http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0923528620100309





Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.





Translation: I'm invoking the rules of doublespeak so I don't have to talk about the real reason and sound racist.





edit: beat on that one I guess. The 12% for whites is an encouraging number. Just avoid the known sluts and you should be fine.
 
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 5:59:55 PM EDT
Lot of nasty ass hos out there.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 6:02:53 PM EDT
Holy fuck half of black chicks have herpes. I bet the other half is the older half too. I wonder what the rate would be for 18-35 black woman.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 6:29:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MMcfpd:
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:


Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

)



So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?


Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?



I'll bet whoever wrote that could balance my checkbook.



But I wonder if he can spell 'tautology'?
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:39:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:


Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

)



So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?


Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?



the elephant in the room told him to.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:45:42 PM EDT
My clean bill of health must be like winning the powerball kinda odds if that's true, I should buy a ticket.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:46:20 PM EDT
snatched this quote from the comments section, not all that great with math but the numbers seem in range:

The numbers are deceptive: blacks are 12% of the population and 40% are infected (5 in 12). While hispanics (15% of the population) are either ignored or lumped in with the whites and others (the remainng 88% of the population). Perhaps they were lumped in with blacks? I am pretty sure hispanics fall somewhere between whites and blacks contribution wise. Thus, dragging the numbers for whites irresponsibly higher than they actually are. Seeing as blacks (12% of the population) constitute 5 of the overall 16% infected that leaves just 11 infected that are not black, two thirds of which are female… resulting in fewer than 8 non black females and fewer than 4 non black males. Far from a crisis for white guys. (blacks guy 2/6, white guys 4/43… its a huge problem for the blacks compared to whites, no wonder our health insurance premiums are so high… if only the sick had to pay for themselves they might stop doing those things that plague them disproportionately.
SoulLeister


Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:55:25 PM EDT
I had the hots for a woman until I heard her phone in a prescription for Valtrex.  




Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:57:17 PM EDT



Originally Posted By GarandM1:





Originally Posted By Theoderich:


Originally Posted By arowneragain:


Originally Posted By dog-meat:





Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.



)







So the increased rate of infection is partially caused by the higher rate of infection? Did I read that correctly?





Um...why is he partially blaming the increased rate of infection in BLACKS on biological factors common to ALL women regardless of skin color?








I read that five times over and had that exact same reaction.


Aren't circumcision rates lower among black males?


 





 
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:00:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BattletweeteR:
snatched this quote from the comments section, not all that great with math but the numbers seem in range:

The numbers are deceptive: blacks are 12% of the population and 40% are infected (5 in 12). While hispanics (15% of the population) are either ignored or lumped in with the whites and others (the remainng 88% of the population). Perhaps they were lumped in with blacks? I am pretty sure hispanics fall somewhere between whites and blacks contribution wise. Thus, dragging the numbers for whites irresponsibly higher than they actually are. Seeing as blacks (12% of the population) constitute 5 of the overall 16% infected that leaves just 11 infected that are not black, two thirds of which are female… resulting in fewer than 8 non black females and fewer than 4 non black males. Far from a crisis for white guys. (blacks guy 2/6, white guys 4/43… its a huge problem for the blacks compared to whites, no wonder our health insurance premiums are so high… if only the sick had to pay for themselves they might stop doing those things that plague them disproportionately.
SoulLeister




If the other numbers are correct it would still be 16% female and 8% male, I'm not sure if he got it completely wrong or just worded it weird.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:00:43 PM EDT
Guess black chicks are out of the question, then.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:02:36 PM EDT
In reference to the video-I want my 7 minutes back.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:03:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FredMan:
A 1 in 2 chance a black woman has herpes?

Holy moly.


Clearly the CDC is both racist and sexist.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:06:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boom_Boom_Kitty:
Originally Posted By FredMan:
A 1 in 2 chance a black woman has herpes?

Holy moly.


Clearly the CDC is both racist and sexist.



Not really but that perception is why you will never hear these statistics on the news or from your elected officials.  Look up the Uniform Crime Report and National Crime Victimization Survey while your at it.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:10:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
I had the hots for a woman until I heard her phone in a prescription for Valtrex.  



I have to take Valtrex, to safeguard against Shingles.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 8:10:39 PM EDT
Well, it is a fact that it isn't a random distribution.

Stay away from whores/sluts, barflys, hippies and your normals pyscho "I miss daddy" types and you have a MUCH lower chance of getting it.


Better yet, live morally and only have sex with who you are married to, or at least in a serious considering marriage with, relationship and you will have even a LESS chance of getting it.  Less drama also.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:07:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2010 10:10:16 PM EDT by Skillshot]





Originally Posted By Keith_J:



I had the hots for a woman until I heard her phone in a prescription for Valtrex.  













I had the hots for a girl until I saw her after she returned from a trip to the beach. Apparently, lots of sun caused her face herpes to manifest. I made some logical assumptions from there and looked elsewhere.






 
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:13:37 PM EDT
Working in an ER, I can tell you that looks alone are pretty deceiving.  Seen plenty of clean, attractive looking females with vag's that would set your dick on fire
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:16:56 PM EDT



Originally Posted By EPOCH96:


Working in an ER, I can tell you that looks alone are pretty deceiving.  Seen plenty of clean, attractive looking females with vag's that would set your dick on fire


But look at the bright side - you would be inspired to write a great song from the experience. It would go something like...."Whooaaaooh, this sex is on fire..."




 
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:17:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By EPOCH96:
Working in an ER, I can tell you that looks alone are pretty deceiving.  Seen plenty of clean, attractive looking females with vag's that would set your dick on fire

But look at the bright side - you would be inspired to write a great song from the experience. It would go something like...."Whooaaaooh, this sex is on fire..."
 


Probably best sang by a metal band, so the screaming matches the sensation.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:20:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EPOCH96:
Working in an ER, I can tell you that looks alone are pretty deceiving.  Seen plenty of clean, attractive looking females with vag's that would set your dick on fire


Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:20:44 PM EDT
I'm never having sex again.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:24:15 PM EDT
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:26:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tekka:
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.


EVERYBODY PANIC
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:26:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tekka:
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.


Insightful.

Pray tell, expound on this further, sir.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:28:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tekka:
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.


How about always use a condom unless married, even in a relationship.  I know of several examples of a woman attempting to get pregnant to "keep" a man.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:30:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mattl:
Originally Posted By Tekka:
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.


How about always use a condom unless married, even in a relationship.  I know of several examples of a woman attempting to get pregnant to "keep" a man.




Flat out happened to my best friend.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:31:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tekka:
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.


Tell me you are not serious. You want criminal charges for getting some ass? Is Herpes a felony or a misdemeanor in your world?

Oh and last time I checked criminalizing death is a zero sum argument. No way to prosecute the offender.

Most of the posts that you make have me doing this because I don't know if you are serious or if you just live in a basement.

Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:33:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Berzerker77:



Originally Posted By Tekka:

This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.




Tell me you are not serious. You want criminal charges for getting some ass? Is Herpes a felony or a misdemeanor in your world?



Oh and last time I checked criminalizing death is a zero sum argument. No way to prosecute the offender.



Most of the posts that you make have me doing this
because I don't know if you are serious or if you just live in a basement.



Let me help a little. "This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality - disease and death."





 
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:35:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2010 10:36:45 PM EDT by morningwood1429]
i dont believe those stats at all.  they must have been taken in an inner city poverty stricken area.  

if these stats are true,  at least 2 of my previous girlfriends have had herpes.  if this is true, i should have it as well but i am squeaky clean.


i think they write these statistics in order to be news/shock worthy
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:41:20 PM EDT
My interpretation of this study is that 21% of women have slept with me.



Sounds about right.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:49:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EPOCH96:
Working in an ER, I can tell you that looks alone are pretty deceiving.  Seen plenty of clean, attractive looking females with vag's that would set your dick on fire


Got me a new sig line!
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:52:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fiver:
My interpretation of this study is that 21% of women have slept with me.

Sounds about right.


Bravo.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:54:14 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Berzerker77:



Originally Posted By Tekka:

This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.




Tell me you are not serious. You want criminal charges for getting some ass? Is Herpes a felony or a misdemeanor in your world?



Oh and last time I checked criminalizing death is a zero sum argument. No way to prosecute the offender.



Most of the posts that you make have me doing this
because I don't know if you are serious or if you just live in a basement.






You're only confused because you're a few generations removed from the generation that decriminalized things such as sexual immorality. Consequently you've not been exposed to the ideas or concepts behind those laws.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:56:22 PM EDT
This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.  


WTF? Are you serious?


Perhaps you would be happier in Iranian or living under the Taliban. Very few countries have laws on the books about what consenting adults do sexually.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:57:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2010 11:01:02 PM EDT by Tekka]





Originally Posted By emtgunnut23:





This is what happens when a government decriminalizes sexual immorality, disease and death.  






WTF? Are you serious?
Perhaps you would be happier in Iranian or living under the Taliban. Very few countries have laws on the books about what consenting adults do sexually.



Actually, most governments do. You are probably removed from the generation that decriminalized sexual immorality. As a result, the very idea that morality has any connection to law seems like a foreign concept thanks to the efforts of legal positivists.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:58:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fiver:
My interpretation of this study is that 21% of women have slept with me.

Sounds about right.




Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:58:46 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Tekka:





You're only confused because you're a few generations removed from the generation that decriminalized things such as sexual immorality. Consequently you've not been exposed to the ideas or concepts behind those laws.


Because no one got syphilis before or during WWII.



No one.



Didn't happen.



 
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