The percentage of newborns who are circumcised in the United States has been on the decline in recent decades, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And looking at the data, about 42 million Americans would be in for a more personal “surprise” if they got tested for it today. Yep that’s right 50-70%!!! Herpes simplex type 1 is oral herpes and Herpes simplex type 2 is genital herpes. Dr Shay Keating, who runs a clinic at Dublin’s Harold’s Cross Surgery said: “It never happened here before. On average, residents in poorer communities are at greater risk to contract and transmit STDs because of substandard public education and transportation as well as smaller tax bases to pay for medical centers and physicians, Robey said. There was a 4% decrease in diagnoses of genital warts (first episode) between 2013 and 2014.
Of these, more than 20% (22.1 million) were among women and men aged 15 to 24 years. There were 35 cases associated with the outbreak, an increase of 600% over 2013 (n=5). Brady noted that most regions of the United States have had fairly stable circumcision rates, in contrast to the declining rates in the West. That’s 42 million Americans who are unaware they have genital herpes. If everybody was diagnosed I guarantee everybody would find a friend to lean on (statistics are as high as 1 in 4 women). “Herpes Simplex Virus: Type 1 and Type 2 Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment.” WebMD. Professor Mary Horgan, consultant at the STI clinic at Cork’s South Infirmary Victoria Hospital, said professionals were always on the lookout for new cases.