Short answer: 16.2% of Americans ages 14-49 have genital herpes. (80% of Americans have oral herpes.)

This breaks down to over 25 million Americans between the ages of 14-49 (with 776,000 new cases yearly — that’s 2,000+ new cases daily). Find more herpes facts and statistics.

(Why do some some sources say over 50 million? That number is found if you simply multiply the 16.2% with the entire US population based on the latest census number (310+ million). If you just look at the population specifically between the ages of 14-49, you come up with over 25 million Americans with genital herpes.)
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