[Question #6051] Percentage of HSV - 1 Carriers in the US

17 months ago
What percentage of the population in the United States carries the HSV – 1 virus??  I’ve seen estimates ranging between 40% - 95%.  Can you please narrow this down??
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
16 months ago
about 47% of people in the US between 14 and 49 have HSV 1, and in people older than that, the number is higher - incredibly common!

Terri
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16 months ago
Of the 47% of the population in the US that carries HSV-1, what percentage never have an active breakout, what percentage have one active breakout and then no more, and what percentage have recurring active breakouts??
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
16 months ago
About 70% of those infected with HSV 1, determined by an antibody test,  do not report symptoms.  We don't have data on how many have one outbreak and no more, sorry

Terri
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