Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 9th, 1998
This indicates that approximately 45 million persons in this country are seropositive for the most common cause of genital herpes, herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). This equates to roughly one in five persons over 12 years of age that have evidence of HSV-2 infection.
Abstinence is the only guaranteed method to prevent the transmission of genital herpes. Many people with genital herpes report that they avoid sex during outbreaks because the genital ulcers that signal an outbreak can...
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