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Date: 03/10/10 10:04 AM

67 Responses to 1 in 6 Americans Infected With…?

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1277 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Link: 1 in 6 Americans Infected With...? - Take a look at the 5 around you... go ahead, look. Now guess what disease one of you have...
  2. Profile photo of Naz14
    Naz14 Female 18-29
    1521 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Pretty sure I am herpes-free. Now im probably going to think about this when I get to work, bleh
  3. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
    480 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Damn, i thought for sure they were infected with saturday night fever
  4. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 10:28 am
    Isn`t HPV more like 1&4?
  5. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 10:32 am
    America, F-ck yeah.
  6. Profile photo of buxco215
    buxco215 Male 18-29
    977 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Damn...I was gonna say AIDS. :`(
  7. Profile photo of ashbexmaeur
    ashbexmaeur Female 18-29
    157 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Even herpes is keeping the black man down.
  8. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:12 am
    woah, half the black chicks have herpes?
  9. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:18 am
    I guess herpes!
  10. Profile photo of Mindless2164
    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
    499 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:19 am
    I`m taking a good look around me, too bad I`m in a room filled with Norwegians.
  11. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:19 am
    I really don`t like my chances. :/
  12. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:25 am
    I recently visited Texas. Based on the population I saw there, 1 in 6 people are infected with f*cking McDonalds.
  13. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Ya for herpes :)
  14. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:26 am
    I was thinking maybe 1 in 6 were infected with slurpees. o_O
  15. Profile photo of woowoos
    woowoos Male 18-29
    23 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:27 am
    more women infected, one player out there nailing them all
  16. Profile photo of DrunkStepdad
    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
    206 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Last time I touch a doorknob
  17. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:45 am
    I swear, if I ever get herpes, I`m gonna be so pissed...
  18. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:50 am
    Probably the same ratio of people I know who are actually getting laid.
  19. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:52 am
    my alternate personality has it but i`m clean. Will you stop talking about it? It`s embbarasing. He can`t spell either if you couldn`t tell. Shut it!
  20. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:55 am
    davymid i live in texas and...*sigh* it`s so true :(
  21. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    "davymid i live in texas and...*sigh* it`s so true :("

    Are herpes bigger there too?

  22. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    WHOA! 48 percent of African-American women have herpes. That`s half. 1 out of 2 women. I wonder why it`s so much higher for them. And I wonder what the statistics are for men.

    Use condoms, guys.

  23. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    wow
  24. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    bizzarmind, that sounded a little, well, could be looked at in a bad light. But you know, it seems to be Tiger`s preference not to sleep with blacks either.
  25. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    That 80% that don`t know. Wow.
  26. Profile photo of Raisin_Hell
    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
    277 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Herpes? Yay I was right :)
  27. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Red Card on bizzarmind`s potential Racism
  28. Profile photo of Xutar
    Xutar Male 13-17
    154 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    the reason 80 percent don`t know is because a lot of times it never shows up. It can literally just sit in your blood your whole life.
  29. Profile photo of tessacolleen
    tessacolleen Female 18-29
    21 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Another reason I am so grateful for my fear of sex.
  30. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    I guessed syphilis
  31. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Oh damn, I thought it said "1 in 6 Americans is NOT infected by"... and thought the answer was `stupidity`.
  32. Profile photo of Perseus
    Perseus Female 18-29
    222 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    *counting off reader posts to see who has herpes* one, two, three, four, five... uh oh.
  33. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    I hate to break this to you all but the 16% is nowhere near correct.

    about 20% of americans have HSV 2 (which commonly appears in the genitals).

    HOWEVER EIGHTY, that`s right, 80% of Americans have HSV 1, which commonly appears on or around your mouth. for most people it never shows, but there are the few lucky ones that do.

    here is a link
    http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html

  34. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    oh and rest of the orld, don;t get excited, YOU ALL HAVE IT TOO! and some countries have higher rates of it!
  35. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    I laughed when it said "Highest rates found among blacks, women"

  36. Profile photo of Crawdaddy197
    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Yaaaay for USA`s abstinence only sex ed. programs.
  37. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18943 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    There are 10 people in my area of the office right now and i don`t have it. so that means 2 people in here have it.

    i better choose carefully when i have my office affair.

  38. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18943 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Probably the same ratio of people I know who are actually getting laid. --Oystah

    Ha! Has to be the best comment of the thread.

  39. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
    1401 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    The only other two people in the room are my little brother and sister. I hope to God neither of them have herpes
  40. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    There are 10 people in my area of the office right now and i don`t have it. so that means 2 people in here have it.

    Well Fancy, you KNOW J-Dog`s a cert. And I`ve seen the way Ming scratches himself when he thinks no-one`s looking...

  41. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    395 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    OK. Haven`t looked yet but I`m guessing it`s Herpes?

    Probably more than that but that`s my guess anyway.

  42. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    395 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    Oh! I was right! YAY! Hooray for Herpes!
  43. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    "...increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior..."

    Come on, Reuters. "DO to?" Seriously?

  44. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Yeah Seastone, I noticed that too but this was my `seriously?` moment:

    "... but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities"

    Umm... nice try sidestepping the question, but WHY the higher rate of infection within black communities? Ix-nay on the Circulus in Probando, please?

  45. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    1,2,3,4,5...6 Suicism you have herpes
  46. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    Everyone needs to stop freaking out about Herpes. Yes it`s common. Yes it has potentially serious consequences, but more often than not it`s harmless. Most people don`t even have symptoms. We should really just relax a bit. drating media freakouts.
  47. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Herpes is like the answer `C` in multiple choice tests. If you aren`t sure what it is, it`s herpes!
  48. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    And apparently 1 in 4 Americans have an STD, which is even worse.
  49. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    i totally knew it would be herpes!
  50. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    ever had chickenpox?

    you have herpes :P

  51. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    ew D: People are so gross :/
  52. Profile photo of ashbexmaeur
    ashbexmaeur Female 18-29
    157 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    "ever had chickenpox?

    you have herpes :P "

    Yes, but they clearly specify GENITAL herpes in the article.

  53. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    I think we can all agree on one thing... USE A FREAKIN CONDOM CUZ IF YOU DONT YOUR SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR A LIFE OF SUCK!!!!
  54. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    I`m clean. Stay away from me you filthy aSSwipes.
  55. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    I already knew this. It`s because cold sores are a form of herpes and it is spread rather easily. Kiss someone with a cold sore? There`s a good chance you`ve got it now too.
  56. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    my guess was crabs. :( I lost.
  57. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:44 am
    Want a disease and drug free wife or husband. Go marry an LDS Missionary. That`s Mormon to all the oblivious ones out there.
  58. Profile photo of deadpopstar
    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:16 am
    Just incase you needed another reason not to drop the loot.
  59. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:16 am
    "Want a disease and drug free wife or husband. Go marry an LDS Missionary. That`s Mormon to all the oblivious ones out there. "

    Dude - that`s an infection in its own right.

    They got religion....

  60. Profile photo of Isseepy
    Isseepy Female 18-29
    160 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    WooHoo! I guessed it right!
  61. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Staying away from people! Yay! Worst thing I can get are bookworms. Stay away from my books, you Psocoptera! My books are well-maintained!
  62. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    that $h!+ sucks, hardcore
  63. Profile photo of Sistarose
    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 4:02 am
    Ha, means out of these 60 posters 10 of you have herpes, ehhhhh.
  64. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 1:33 am
    this is so f-ing gross
  65. Profile photo of hrlhrl2000
    hrlhrl2000 Male 30-39
    136 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 4:22 am
    Shingles and other diseases are kinds of herpes so it`s really not as shocking as it sounds.
  66. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Brain slugs
  67. Profile photo of redspade
    redspade Male 13-17
    150 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    shingles is a dormant form of the chicken pox that resurfaces during adulthood.

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