Genital Herpes is a very common sexually transmitted disease/infection. It is estimated that 1 in 8 Australians have it and that around 85% of people carry HSV type 1 and 20% carry HSV type 2.
It is twice as common in adult women as it is in adult men and is most prevalent in women aged 35-44 years. Genital herpes is more common among adults living in metropolitan areas than in rural areas and it is more common within indigenous communities than in non-indigenous communities.
A diagnosis of herpes does not and should not mean the end of a person’s chance of establishing lasting friendships as well as finding true love. In reference to a recent article in Australia Counselling, 4 out of 10 Australians access online dating websites in search of true love or enduring friendships. The article also goes on to say that there are approximately 1.5 million dating profiles posted by Australians and this number is expected to reach at least 2 million in the next 5 years. A Nielson study released in April 2010 reported that the average Australian spends about 7 hours or more on social networking websites which includes dating sites. Fortunately, the online dating platform has proved fruitful for some Australians. A 2009 survey conducted by Dutton et al found that 9% of married couples met each other through online dating websites.
As the best herpes dating site in Australia, Herpesdating-Australia.com.au has become a caring community of tens of thousands of people. Participation can be as anonymous as you want, and Basic membership with access to many site features is free. Full access to all of the site features is available to members who purchase one of our inexpensive upgrades.
There is no herpes cure, but here at Herpesdating-Australia.com.au, you can find lots of herpes and HPV support and information, as well as herpes care locations and hospitals in your city. It is a place where people with herpes and HPV can meet and you can move past the fact of your diagnosis to the reality that there are lots of people just like you who are looking for someone just like you.