As we know that herpes simplex is a very common viral infection,, which caused by herpes simplex viral (HSV). There are two type of HSV:
- HSV-1 is always found on lips, around mouth and eyes. Also, it can occur in anal and genital area;
- HSV-2 can be found in genital and anal area.
In Australia, about one in eight people has genital herpes, and most people unaware of that they infected the herpes virus until there is a outbreak. Survey shows that women are more likely infected by herpes as men. ( women with herpes )
How Many People with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 in Australia?
Nearly 65 percent of Australian adults have HSV-1, this really is an amazing number and oral herpes is a normal disease in the Australia. Some people know that they are infected by herpes simplex virus 1, since there are herpes zoster or blisters on their lips or in their mouth. However, for the rest of people, they even don`t know that they have herpes since there are not any symptoms on the skin.
How Many People with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 in Australia?
It`s estimate that one out of eight or 15% Australian adults has infected with HSV-2. People aged from 20 to 30 and have many sexual partners at the highest risk of infecting genital herpes. Similar as people with HSV-1, many people infected by herpes simplex virus 2 that they EVEN don`t know and only 1 in 5 of them know the infection.
It is safe to say that herpes is a very common disease in the Australia, and most of people with herpes even don`t know the infection. So regular STD testing for us is very necessary, and do not feel stressful or shame after being diagnosed as herpes. You can find some support groups and resources online, and it does not mean the end of dating life. You can also start dating again at herpes dating sites in Australia and meet other singles who have the same condition with you.