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Play The Man
03-15-2010, 08:26 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/10/genital.herpes/

(CNN) -- As much as 16 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes, according to a government study released Tuesday.

And sexually transmitted diseases of all varieties infect 19 million more Americans every year -- a rate that costs the health care system some $16 billion annually, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found. The study was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the the National STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

The herpes simplex 2 virus -- one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States -- causes painful, recurring genital sores.

"This study serves as a stark reminder that herpes remains a common and serious health threat in the United States. Everyone should be aware of the symptoms, risk factors and steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of this lifelong and incurable infection," said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.

Women and African-Americans have the highest rate of genital herpes infections. According to the study, one in five women is infected with the herpes virus. The infection rate was almost twice as high among women -- nearly 21 percent -- than among men, at 11.5 percent.

For African-Americans, the prevalence of infection was 39.2 percent -- more than three times that of whites, at 12.3 percent. Black women are most affected by the disease, with an infection rate of 48 percent.

Fenton said the high rates of herpes among African-Americans is most likely contributing to the high rate of HIV in that community. In fact, statistics show that people with herpes are two to three times more likely to get HIV if exposed.

The CDC estimates that more than 80 percent of the people who have the herpes simplex 2 virus don't know they are infected. Many people never have symptoms or outbreaks, or those symptoms are mild and mistaken for something else. But transmission can occur without symptoms or visible sores.

"Many individuals are transmitting herpes to others without even knowing it," said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr., director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention. "We can't afford to be complacent about this disease. It is important that persons with symptoms suggestive of herpes -- especially recurrent sores in the genital area -- seek clinical care to determine if these symptoms may be due to herpes and might benefit from treatment."

These new numbers are from data between 2005 and 2008 and are consistent with the last study, which covered 1999-2004. The CDC says that there was a slight decline in infection rates but that it was not statistically significant.

Prevention strategies can help reduce national rates, the CDC said, and there are a number of effective drugs that can help treat and prevent outbreaks.

Douglas said people who know their herpes status should avoid sex when they have symptoms or sores, limit their number of sexual partners, and use condoms consistently and correctly.

However, CDC experts say there are a number of barriers to treatment, including poverty and lack of access to care. They say young women often don't get tested for STDs because of misinformation and stigma.

According to four studies also released at the National STD Prevention Conference on Tuesday, African-Americans are shouldering a heavy STD burden.

While African-Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, that population accounts for nearly half of all reported syphilis and chlamydia cases, more than 70 percent of all reported gonorrhea cases and about half of all new HIV infections.

And, according to CDC experts, while African-American women and men are often unwilling to get tested, doctors are often reluctant to discuss sexual health with their patients -- particularly with black male patients.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
03-15-2010, 12:53 PM
Could this be brought on by our new age permissive lifestyle? Although I do hope the report is false.

MattHughesRocks
03-15-2010, 02:30 PM
Sucks to be them :laugh:

CAVEMAN
03-15-2010, 04:21 PM
All I can say is thank God I'm married and plan on keeping it that way!:)

Miss Foxy
03-15-2010, 06:57 PM
Gross!!

Garandshooter
03-15-2010, 11:21 PM
A friend from school got them as a gift for his first time.

atomdanger
03-16-2010, 12:05 AM
In my state I beleive it is 1 in 4.
It might have been 1 in 5.

Crazy...

rockdawg21
03-16-2010, 12:18 AM
Sounds like some liberal BS to prevent "overpopulation", which is also more liberal BS.

Black Mamba
03-16-2010, 02:04 AM
I don't think you'd call it liberal BS if you been to one of the top ten party schools in the nation. Year before I went to college, there was a syphilis outbreak at my current school. Those peeps are still going there too.

I think peeps should start asking the peep they are interested in for a std check. If they have nothing to hide it shouldn't be a problem.

atomdanger
03-16-2010, 02:12 AM
Sounds like some liberal BS to prevent "overpopulation", which is also more liberal BS.

No, not liberal BS.
I work in the medical field, and I have family who work for the state health department.

J.B.
03-16-2010, 02:18 AM
I think peeps should start asking the peep they are interested in for a std check. If they have nothing to hide it shouldn't be a problem.

I asked my buddy Manny what he thought of this idea and he said he would only consent to the tests 24 days before the sex. He doesn't like needles, or anybody putting cotton swabs in his peehole that close to the sex because it will hinder his performance.

:laugh:

MattHughesRocks
03-16-2010, 03:20 AM
If you only have sex with someone that your married to and don't divorce like your not supposed to you can go your entire life without even worrying about it.Wow! Just think!:w00t:

Maldonado136
03-16-2010, 03:55 AM
I don't think you'd call it liberal BS if you been to one of the top ten party schools in the nation. Year before I went to college, there was a syphilis outbreak at my current school. Those peeps are still going there too.

I think peeps should start asking the peep they are interested in for a std check. If they have nothing to hide it shouldn't be a problem.

the scary thing is that there is a three month window period for an accurate HIV test. So that person would have to get tested three months after the last time they had an encounter in order to get a 100% accurate HIV reading.

rockdawg21
03-16-2010, 05:11 AM
No, not liberal BS.
I work in the medical field, and I have family who work for the state health department.
So that is supposed to unjustify that this is liberal BS? 1 in 6 is too astronomical to be correct. Just another scare tactic to prevent teens from having sex.

atomdanger
03-16-2010, 07:02 AM
So that is supposed to unjustify that this is liberal BS? 1 in 6 is too astronomical to be correct. Just another scare tactic to prevent teens from having sex.


Well, I think you're being way too paranoid, I work in the medical field,
I would say almost 1 in 3 has herpes we see at my work.
With my own eyes.
( not to mention I used to work at the county health department,
and saw how many people came with herpes on a weekly basis)

So no, the number is not too astronomical.

rearnakedchoke
03-16-2010, 12:20 PM
I asked my buddy Manny what he thought of this idea and he said he would only consent to the tests 24 days before the sex. He doesn't like needles, or anybody putting cotton swabs in his peehole that close to the sex because it will hinder his performance.

:laugh:

LOL ...

J.B.
03-16-2010, 02:54 PM
LOL ...

I was waiting for somebody to get that joke...:)

Neezar
03-16-2010, 06:06 PM
I was waiting for somebody to get that joke...:)

I just did. :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
03-16-2010, 06:10 PM
So that is supposed to unjustify that this is liberal BS? 1 in 6 is too astronomical to be correct. Just another scare tactic to prevent teens from having sex.

yeah, kinda like that guy who told the world a certain country had weapons of mass destruction and was adamant about invading that country against popular criticism ... then when he invaded, he found that there were no WMD and that the intelligence was faulty ... yeah, i hate those scare tactics

Miss Foxy
03-16-2010, 06:12 PM
I asked my buddy Manny what he thought of this idea and he said he would only consent to the tests 24 days before the sex. He doesn't like needles, or anybody putting cotton swabs in his peehole that close to the sex because it will hinder his performance.

:laugh:

ROFL!!!:happydancing:

Neezar
03-16-2010, 06:15 PM
Only here could a herpes thread turn in to a Jab Bush thread. :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
03-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Only here could a herpes thread turn in to a Jab Bush thread. :laugh:

no .. i could think of plenty of other places neezy ...

Tyburn
03-16-2010, 08:34 PM
I bet one in every two Americans also has the cold virus...I wont go into how they might have all caught that :unsure:

:laugh:

It could be worse...it could be botchelism or something...did anyone else know that Leprosy still exists...was I the only person who thought that it went the way of smallpox :ashamed:

Play The Man
03-16-2010, 09:51 PM
I bet one in every two Americans also has the cold virus...I wont go into how they might have all caught that :unsure:

:laugh:

It could be worse...it could be botchelism or something...did anyone else know that Leprosy still exists...was I the only person who thought that it went the way of smallpox :ashamed:

Yes, I know. It is now called Hansen's Disease. There are still a few elderly members of a leper colony in Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. They have been out of quarantine for 40 years but have stayed together as a community. The national leprosarium was in Carville, Louisiana. There are Hansen's Disease clinics in several large cities staffed by dermatologists. The disease has not been eradicated in the U.S. because of illegal immigration from third world countries.

Tyburn
03-16-2010, 10:00 PM
I always thought it was wiped out like the pox...I didnt realize the disease still existed until recently :sad:

Play The Man
03-16-2010, 10:11 PM
Wrestlers need to beware of herpes. They can get Herpes gladiatorium if they scrape their skin on a mat contaminated by fluid from herpes vesicles.

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1510110267135&id=aa5e41214179ed160b7afca406f45b26&url=http%3a%2f%2f3story.org%2fstories%2fresserver. php%3fblogId%3d1%26resource%3dherpes%2520rash.jpg% 26mode%3dmedium

rockdawg21
03-16-2010, 10:22 PM
yeah, kinda like that guy who told the world a certain country had weapons of mass destruction and was adamant about invading that country against popular criticism ... then when he invaded, he found that there were no WMD and that the intelligence was faulty ... yeah, i hate those scare tactics
So, because of the above statement, you choose to believe the article stating 1 in 6 (in that demographic) has herpes is true? :blink:

Black Mamba
03-16-2010, 11:32 PM
I asked my buddy Manny what he thought of this idea and he said he would only consent to the tests 24 days before the sex. He doesn't like needles, or anybody putting cotton swabs in his peehole that close to the sex because it will hinder his performance.

:laugh:

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Tell Manny it's going to be all right. If he really truly wants a piece, then he'll go through with it. Give him a good ole pat and keep his spirits bright by saying he can always visit the pump to jump start things up. :tongue0011:

If you only have sex with someone that your married to and don't divorce like your not supposed to you can go your entire life without even worrying about it.Wow! Just think!:w00t:

Sadly that's not reality. :sad:

mscomc
03-16-2010, 11:39 PM
I always thought it was wiped out like the pox...I didnt realize the disease still existed until recently :sad:

EHHHH dont be so sure friend. Smallpox as WE know it is erradicated, but it still exists in certain labs around the world, just in case there is some kind of bio-war.

Lets just say that the mutant forms of smallpox they have in labs are so bad, that if i ever caught it....please just shoot me. :scared0011:

County Mike
03-17-2010, 01:47 PM
Don't be a fool.

Wrap your tool.

DonnaMaria
03-17-2010, 03:17 PM
Don't be a fool.

Wrap your tool.

Well the stats must be even higher in Cumberland county NJ.........

We have the highest teen pregnancy rate in ALL of NJ.:scared0011:

Even higher than Jersey City and Camden!

And if the teen pregnancy rate is high........you know there isn't a whole lotta "tool wrappin" goin' on..........:rolleyes:

I don't use ANY public restrooms in Cumberland County. I plan my outings around my pee schedule.........:ashamed::)

MattHughesRocks
03-17-2010, 04:46 PM
True, but it should be.And I suppose I should feel sorry for them and be concerned...but I'm not. It's like feeling bad for someone who continues to run in the street and just hope they don't get hit.
I just feel sorry for tax payers that are paying for the "free clinic" that treats those people with sexually transmitted diseases that have no insurance.

[QUOTE=Black Mamba;105043
Sadly that's not reality. :sad:[/QUOTE]