Forty-Eight Percent of Black Women Infected With Genital Herpes

Girl, be careful when you back that thang up; know who you’re backing it up to. If bands will make you dance, this writer hopes these stats will make you close your legs. Music is an aphrodisiac; it often sets the tone for a night of bumping and grinding. Here’s some information that you need to arm yourself with the next time you go out for a night of partying.

Every year there are more than 19 million new reported cases of STDs in the U.S. One in two sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25 and in most cases, will not know they have it.

One of the most common is genital herpes, which is far more common than AIDS. The World Health Organization estimates that 20 percent of all sexually active adults have it. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 21 percent of sexually active women have it. Most alarming is the fact that 16 percent of all white women and a whopping 48 percent of black women — three times higher.

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