CRAZY WORLD: 39% of Black People Have Herpes!?!
Okay, so my followers on Twitter were spreading this information that 39% of Black people are infected with the genital Herpes virus. And Black women were most likely to contract genital herpes. I thought it was all a lie. But it’s actually TRUE!!
Let me throw some facts and figures your way:
– 21 percent of women are infected with genital herpes, compared with 11.5 percent of men
– 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 have contracted the viral disease
– 39 percent of blacks are infected, compared with an estimated 12 percent of whites
Scary isn’t it? But according to The Center for Disease Control, it seems as if the cause for Black woman’s increased rates of infection could be biological as well as societal.
Either way, if you never needed a reason to practice safe sex and monogamy before, now you do!
More information can be found at
CDC-INFO Contact Center
National Herpes Hotline