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15 Cities With the Worst Herpes Rates in the U.S.

Sun., Jan. 15, 2012 5:40 PM EST
by Terry Shropshire

 

 

These grotesque pictures should be enough motivation to practice safe sex. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released their findings of the top 15 cities with the worst herpes rates in the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, the CDC also says that the five cities with the most herpes cases also have as high as a 40 percent infection rate for sexually active young people. Not surprisingly, the District of Columbia, which has higher rates of HIV/AIDS infections than many sub-Saharan African nations, ranks very high on the list.

So, the next time you want to go buck wild, you might want to refer back to these photos and see how the disease can deform your body and remember to wrap it up.

Click below to view the 15 cities with the worst herpes rates in the U.S.

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  • Sharellsingfield

    This is an eye opener to everybody…its ashame that people are walking around carrying dieases that they can not get rid of…people need to be really careful of who they sleep with nowadays

  • Coldb23

    This should be an eye opener

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1415696195 Calandrial PhoenixRising Afriy

    and wonder why I go no where and do nothing….

  • vera

    what am i gone do?

    • Kira2034

      Use protection!

      • Cocoaluvcash

        protection may not even help u for herpes smdh sucks

    • Kira2034

      Use protection!

  • Jarviskeinya

    Wow my eyes has always been open but i never knew that it was that bad. I am so spreading the word

    • http://twitter.com/itzadundeal itzadundeal

      And Jarviskeinya- it is WONDERFUL that you are “spreading the word” & not the disease #realtalk

    • http://twitter.com/itzadundeal itzadundeal

      And Jarviskeinya- it is WONDERFUL that you are “spreading the word” & not the disease #realtalk

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090157379 Natasha Alicia

    THIS is exactly why I don’t “kiss on the mouth!!!!” Yyyyuuukkkk!

  • Norwoodholland

    This is bullshit!  Why don’t you just list the cities.  Why do I have click through 15 of ads.

  • BeforeYouJudge

    I hate articles like these. So many people live with this disease and it’s because of ignorant articles like this that misinformation is spread.Using the word “devastating” in and of itself is so misleading. Yes you live with it for the rest of your life but it is far from devastating. At most it’s an annoying skin condition (a lot of the other complications are extremely rare and all the photos from these medical book sensationalize what it actually looks like).Yes people should protect themselves, but a person can be a carrier for years, get married and have sex with their spouse and pass it on.At any rate, there are a lot of people out there who pass it on b/c of articles like this that make people who do live with it seem like lepers. Then people are afraid to tell a significant other b/c they don’t want to be looked negatively. For the record I do live with it (since 2007), I’m very honest and up front about it and I have found that more people are understanding than you’d realize. I personally contracted it from an angry bastard who made it his duty to spread it around since he was mad about having it. That is why I always make sure I educate a potential partner b/c I wasn’t granted the courtesy. Some felt they couldn’t get down with it and that was okay. I’ve also had guys who were understanding (I was actually in a relationship for 3 years and my partner knew about it, we protected ourselves, and he never contracted it). People need to become more educated about herpes instead of being pumped with all the fear-mongering bullshit articles like this spread.

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    • Terry

      Wow, BeforeYouJudge. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Trust and believe I was not trying to put on a scare campaign, although I’ve found during my journalism career that the public does not respond to simple pleas and admonishments. That is one of the things that actually perplexes me about us Americans is that we have to be titillated to be entertained and scared into action, or in this case, prevention. Perhaps “devastating” is a strong word for this article and, you are right, you can live a normal fulfilling life with this. I know a female who has it and she is mostly fine as far as I can see. 

    • RiRi

      Beforeyoujudge, you do not have to live with it anymore, look up I eradicated herpes a man named Bervin Jackson will tell you how you can rid yourself of the herpes parasite and the virus that hosts it. don’t listen to what these American doctors say.

    • RiRi

      On youtube

    • Wizardmagic

      tell me your full name and show us your picture of yourself. if you are very honest and up front about it.

  • FOREVA39

    EWWW!! 

  • Evelynmcallister47

    Stay protected under the greatest protection there is… God is the only one that can keep u from all hurt, harm, and danger.. If you walk upright you will not have to be concerned with those kinds of things because you are covered by the Prescious Blood of Jesus!!!

    • Evelynmcallister47

      He will keep you from all sickness and diseases!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anne-Rosen/100001666774825 Anne Rosen

    This is a surprise! I told a business acquaintance in Atlanta that D.C. was not no.1. His reply was: slim i done lived in ATL all my life n NO1 Gives A FUCC ABOUT DC Yall Niggas Get No Love Or Respect Out Hereniggas rep da BLUFF hard as fuk all yall dc gots is crack hed niggas ATL REPRASENT!!!

  • Ravereview

    You may still get herpes if you use a condom

  • Guest

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  • MerryWhitney

    I’m surprised LA, Vegas, Manhattan or Miami is not on this list.

  • yourignoranceiswhatsgross

    The first image is definitely someone with chlamydia, not herpes, and I doubt the second image is herpes either. No, it was never explicitly stated that they were examples of herpes, but it is clearly implied for the purpose of making herpes seem as horrific as possible. Whoever put this article together is stupid, at best.

  • A

    Yes wear protection but seriously those pictures are not herpes. Herpes is also transmittable even with condoms because it’s really a skin condition than an STD. Also a large percentage (can’t remember the number exactly) of adults have HSV2 (genital herpes) and don’t even know it and already something like 30% of the population in the US has it but is probably much higher because some people never exhibit signs or if they do they would never recognize it as herpes. And something like 90% (no joke look it up) of adults have HSV 1 (oral herpes). Articles like this are so misleading…

  • Encourehonoree

    Smh, this is very bad. People need to stop and read their bible and larn what it is that God’s says about this kine of behavior.