Study: 1 in 4 adults in NYC have herpes virus
"...A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes.
The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide.
The department says genital herpes can double a person's risk for contracting HIV.
Herpes can cause painful sores, but most people have no recognizable symptoms.
Among New Yorkers, the herpes rate is higher among women, black people and gay men.
The health department urges consistent use of condoms, and says its STD clinics offer free, confidential herpes testing." (source)
Saturday night at a friend's BBQ, the singles and the marrieds were sitting around chatting. I'm no prude, but I have to admit that this married girl was amazed to have things her brother had told her confirmed by the 30-something singles. If there is a second date --sex is expected. A SECOND date? Two dinners at TGIF does not buy sex...and apparently boys are STILL refusing to wear condoms because "it doesn't feel as good." Good God, it's bad enough you can get Herpes and HPV (genital warts) WITH a condom, but apparently the whole AIDS/HIV scare never really happened and we're still pre-Reagan and everyone can have sex on the second date without bagging... Maybe I am a prude...