Nationwide, at least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection.Between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, the number of Americans with genital herpes infection increased 30 percent.Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years.
About 6.2 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year.
The types of HPV that infect the genital area are spread primarily through genital contact.
At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives.
By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection.
The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.
Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first outbreak.
Human papillomavirus is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types.
More than 30 of these viruses are sexually transmitted, and they can infect the genital area of men and women including the skin of the penis, vulva (area outside the vagina), or anus, and the linings of the vagina, cervix, or rectum.
Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.