1 in 6 Americans Infected With...?

Submitted by: littlemissqt 7 years ago in Science
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0923528620100309

Take a look at the 5 around you... go ahead, look. Now guess what disease one of you have...
There are 67 comments:
Male 150
shingles is a dormant form of the chicken pox that resurfaces during adulthood.
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Male 500
Brain slugs
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Male 136
Shingles and other diseases are kinds of herpes so it`s really not as shocking as it sounds.
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Male 1,834
this is so f-ing gross
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Female 373
Ha, means out of these 60 posters 10 of you have herpes, ehhhhh.
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Male 894
that $h!+ sucks, hardcore
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Female 986
Staying away from people! Yay! Worst thing I can get are bookworms. Stay away from my books, you Psocoptera! My books are well-maintained!
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Female 160
WooHoo! I guessed it right!
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Male 2,220
"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....

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Female 497
Just incase you needed another reason not to drop the loot.
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Male 2,402
Want a disease and drug free wife or husband. Go marry an LDS Missionary. That`s Mormon to all the oblivious ones out there.
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Male 586
my guess was crabs. :( I lost.
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Female 728
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.
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Male 316
I`m clean. Stay away from me you filthy aSSwipes.
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Male 2,748
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!!!!
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Female 157
"ever had chickenpox?

you have herpes :P "

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

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Female 1,682
ew D: People are so gross :/
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Male 1,011
ever had chickenpox?

you have herpes :P

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Male 1,674
i totally knew it would be herpes!
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Female 3,562
And apparently 1 in 4 Americans have an STD, which is even worse.
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Male 1,254
Herpes is like the answer `C` in multiple choice tests. If you aren`t sure what it is, it`s herpes!
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Female 1,112
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.
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Male 1,918
1,2,3,4,5...6 Suicism you have herpes
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Male 3,631
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?

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Female 612
"...increased rate of infection in blacks is not do to increased risk behavior..."

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

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Male 395
Oh! I was right! YAY! Hooray for Herpes!
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Male 395
OK. Haven`t looked yet but I`m guessing it`s Herpes?

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

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Male 12,138
[quote]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.[/quote]

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...

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Female 1,401
The only other two people in the room are my little brother and sister. I hope to God neither of them have herpes
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Male 20,194
Probably the same ratio of people I know who are actually getting laid. --Oystah

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

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Male 20,194
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.

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Male 353
Yaaaay for USA`s abstinence only sex ed. programs.
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Male 1,497
I laughed when it said "Highest rates found among blacks, women"

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Male 2,345
oh and rest of the orld, don;t get excited, YOU ALL HAVE IT TOO! and some countries have higher rates of it!
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Male 2,345
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

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Female 222
*counting off reader posts to see who has herpes* one, two, three, four, five... uh oh.
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Male 8,302
Oh damn, I thought it said "1 in 6 Americans is NOT infected by"... and thought the answer was `stupidity`.
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Male 1,240
I guessed syphilis
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Female 21
Another reason I am so grateful for my fear of sex.
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Male 154
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.
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Male 2,056
Red Card on bizzarmind`s potential Racism
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Male 277
Herpes? Yay I was right :)
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Female 2,352
That 80% that don`t know. Wow.
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Male 1,013
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.
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Female 5,222
wow
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Female 590
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.

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Male 2,050
"davymid i live in texas and...*sigh* it`s so true :("

Are herpes bigger there too?

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Male 440
davymid i live in texas and...*sigh* it`s so true :(
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Male 1,023
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!
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Female 4,039
Probably the same ratio of people I know who are actually getting laid.
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Male 2,034
I swear, if I ever get herpes, I`m gonna be so pissed...
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Male 206
Last time I touch a doorknob
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Male 23
more women infected, one player out there nailing them all
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Male 4,807
I was thinking maybe 1 in 6 were infected with slurpees. o_O
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Male 25,416
Ya for herpes :)
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Male 12,138
I recently visited Texas. Based on the population I saw there, 1 in 6 people are infected with f*cking McDonalds.
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Male 3,819
I really don`t like my chances. :/
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Male 499
I`m taking a good look around me, too bad I`m in a room filled with Norwegians.
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Male 3,819
I guess herpes!
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Male 670
woah, half the black chicks have herpes?
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Female 157
Even herpes is keeping the black man down.
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Male 976
Damn...I was gonna say AIDS. :`(
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Female 691
America, F-ck yeah.
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Male 1,013
Isn`t HPV more like 1&4?
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Male 480
Damn, i thought for sure they were infected with saturday night fever
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Female 1,537
Pretty sure I am herpes-free. Now im probably going to think about this when I get to work, bleh
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Female 1,338
Link: 1 in 6 Americans Infected With...? [Rate Link] - Take a look at the 5 around you... go ahead, look. Now guess what disease one of you have...
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