The overall genital herpes statistic is probably higher, the CDC stated, since many people are also contracting genital herpes through oral sex caused by HSV-1 (the kind of herpes usually responsible for cold sores).Taking that into account, genital herpes statistics are usually quoted at closer to 25 percent for women and 10 percent for men, but most of these people don’t even know they have it.HPV can lead to cancer, on occasion, and women get tested regularly for it, making it no joke to most.
Peckham has had genital herpes for six years now and got it from an ex-girlfriend who didn’t know she had it.
He hasn’t been in a relationship with any girls since his diagnosis, though he’s been rejected by a few girls who asked to be friends after hearing about his condition.
The virus can lie dormant in your system for years without coming to the surface.
The initial outbreak is often the worst, occurring a few days to a couple of weeks after being infected.
Even after his friends hype him up, Jamin Peckham still backs out sometimes.