Herpes Statistics

As we all know, numbers talk...
So, lets start of with some numbers.  After all, the numbers say it all.

According to the US Census Bureau:
As of the year 2000 census 281,421,906 accounted for the total population of the US. (1)
Male- 138,053,563
Female- 143,368,343
As of 9/29/2009, the US census population clock counted 307,579,230.

According to OUR Math:
There are currently about 199.5 million Americans suffer from HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) Type 1
approximately 61.4 million Americans suffer from HSV Type 2 (Genital Herpes)
A total of approximately 260.9 million Americans with Herpes!

According to the Center for Disease Control and other sources:

  • 1 in 3 Americans suffer from  HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) Type 1-An estimated 50-80% of the adult population
  • 1 in 5 Americans suffer from HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) Type 2 (Genital Herpes) -An estimated 30% of the adult population over 30.
  • Infection is more common among women, especially for HSV Type 2.
  • Genital herpes infection also is approximately twice as common among African Americans  than among Caucasian.
  • The largest increase of genital herpes is among young Caucasian teenagers
  • Genital herpes infection is now five times more common in 12- to 19-year-old Caucasian adolescents.
  • Genital herpes is twice as common among young adults ages 20 to 29 than it was 20 years ago.

There are a TON of HSV "gifted" people out there, some who have no knowledge of their virus.  We want to spread the word and expand the horizons of dating with herpes. There are many herpes singles in the US alone. We want to help you meet other people like yourself.  We will also provide the latest news on HSV research and common question & answers to related questions for both medical and legal issues.  On afterh, our goal is to increase social networking, we'll keep an up to date list of all of the social & help groups available as well.

Cited Sources:
(1) United States Census Bureau
http://www.http://www.census.gov Verified 9/29/2009
(2) Fleming DT, et al. Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 in the United States, 1976 to 1994. NEJM 1997;337:1105-11.
Additional Resources:
National Center for Health Statistics (US)
Provides US public health statistics including diseases, pregnancies, births, aging, and mortality. Public use data files are available for download
National Statistics Online (UK)
Data on economy, population and society at national and local level. Summaries and detailed data releases are published free of charge
Statistics Canada: the national statistical agency providing (Canada)
Statistics Canada (
www.statcan.ca) provides economic, social and census data / Statistique Canada (www.statcan.ca) fournit des données sur l'économie