Thursday, August 6, 2009

Age‐Specific Prevalence of Infection with Herpes Simplex Virus Types 2 and 1: A Global Review - HERPES

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/343739?cookieSet=1

This is a very complex report but here are some key numbers -

quick note... Depending on the populations sample, the prevalence of infection can be up to 50% for HSV-2!

up to 99% for HSV-1

This means that on average 50-100% of the population carry HSV-1

It is a VERY common, usual and totally NORMAL condition!