HSV-1 prevalence 47.8 percent in 14- to 49-year-olds

February 7, 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 is 47.8 and 11.9 percent, respectively, for individuals aged 14 to 49 years, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Geraldine McQuillan, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues estimated the prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies among individuals aged 14 to 49 years using data from the 2015 to 2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The researchers found that the prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 was 47.8 and 11.9 percent, respectively, during 2015 to 2016. With age, the prevalence of both HSV-1 and HSV-2 increased. Compared with males, females had higher prevalence of both HSV-1 and HSV-2. Mexican-American individuals had the highest prevalence of HSV-1, and non-Hispanic whites had the lowest prevalence. For HSV-2, prevalence was highest among non-Hispanic blacks and lowest among non-Hispanic Asians. From 1999-2000 to 2015-2016, there was a decrease in the prevalence of both HSV-1 (from 59.4 to 48.1 percent) and HSV-2 (from 18 to 12.1 percent).

"From 1999 through 2016, there was a significant decline in the age-standardized prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2," the authors write. "For both virus types, a decrease in prevalence over time was seen in all race and Hispanic-origin subpopulations."

Explore further: Prevalence of cigarette smoking 15.5 percent in 2016

More information: Abstract/Full Text

Related Stories

Prevalence of cigarette smoking 15.5 percent in 2016

January 23, 2018
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of cigarette smoking was 15.5 percent in 2016, which was not significantly different from the 15.1 percent prevalence in 2015, according to research published in the Jan. 19 issue of the U.S. ...

CDC: Many U.S. adults have never been tested for HIV

January 26, 2018
(HealthDay)—Almost 40 percent of women and more than 50 percent of men aged 15 to 44 years had never been tested for HIV between 2011 and 2015, according to a report published Jan. 25 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Prevalence of diabetes tops 20 percent among U.S. veterans

December 15, 2017
(HealthDay)—The overall prevalence of diabetes among U.S. veterans was 20.5 percent in 2013 to 2014, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic ...

1997 to 2011 saw increase in allergies among US children

May 3, 2013
(HealthDay)—For U.S. children aged younger than 18 years, the prevalence of allergies increased from 1997 to 2011, with age, race/ethnicity, and income all affecting the prevalence, according to a May data brief issued ...

Migration contributes to flat HBV infection prevalence rate in US

August 12, 2015
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has remained constant since 1999, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Hepatology.

Oncogenic oral HPV DNA detected in 3.5 percent of adults

October 20, 2017
(HealthDay)—Men have a higher prevalence of oncogenic oral human papillomavirus (HPV) than women, and prevalence increases with the number of lifetime oral sexual partners and tobacco use, according to a study published ...

Recommended for you

Tick bite protection: New CDC study adds to the promise of permethrin-treated clothing

May 24, 2018
The case for permethrin-treated clothing to prevent tick bites keeps getting stronger.

Early lactate measurements appear to improve results for septic patients

May 24, 2018
On October 1, 2015, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a bundle of recommendations defining optimal treatment of patients suffering from sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection ...

Dengue: Investigating antibodies to identify at-risk individuals

May 23, 2018
Using an original mathematical and statistical analysis method, a team of scientists from the Institut Pasteur partnered with researchers from the United States and Thailand to analyze a Thai cohort that has long been a focus ...

Fatty liver disease research set to benefit from stem cell advance

May 23, 2018
Scientists have developed a lab-based system for studying the most common type of liver disease, paving the way for research into new therapies.

More frequent checks control MRSA in newborns, but can hospitals afford them?

May 22, 2018
The more often a hospital can check its newborns for deadly MRSA germs, the more likely it will be that they are contained, according to a new study.

Could we predict the next Ebola outbreak by tracking the migratory patterns of bats?

May 22, 2018
Javier Buceta, associate professor of bioengineering, Paolo Bocchini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and postdoctoral student Graziano Fiorillo of Lehigh University have created a modeling framework ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.