The virus is more prevalent in women. The herpes simplex virus 2 normally manifests as sores that will generally heal within 2 weeks but the sores are particularly painful. The sores also mean that a person with them is more susceptible to other virus such as HIV.
11 June 2008
New York and Herpes
Well, if you're going to New York and thinking about a dalliance or two make sure that you are condomed-up! The latest research by the New York Department of Health indicates that one in four New Yorkers is positive for the genital herpes virus. For African Americans the rate is even higher at one in two or 50% being carriers of the virus.