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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Herpes

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Herpes

The information below shows a list of types of Herpes, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Cold sores approx 1 in 2 or 50.00% or 136 million people in USA 136,000,000 estimated 50 to 80% of Americans have HSV-1
Genital herpes approx 1 in 4 or 24.63% or 67 million people in USA 66,999,999 67 million people (NIAID)
Neonatal HSV infection N/A N/A No information

Types of Herpes

For more information about types of Herpes, refer to our section on types of Herpes.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Herpes usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Herpes at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Herpes is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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