Genital Herpes Statistics

 

Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.

 

Figure 53. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 — National Estimates of Trends in Age-Adjusted Seroprevalence Among Persons Aged 14–49 Years by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999–2000 through 2015–2016

Figure 53. Line graph showing national estimates of trends in age-adjusted seroprevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 among persons aged 14 to 39 years by race and Hispanic ethnicity from 1999 to 2016. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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Image Source: Figure 53 from STD Surveillance 2017