Most Canadians with genital herpes are unknowing carriers

Just in case you didn't have enough incentive to get tested: Statistics Canada recently reported that from a sampling of thousands of Canadians, 94% of the almost 14% who tested positive for genital herpes, didn’t know they were infected. These results suggest that many are unknowingly passing on the virus.

Researchers did not test for HSV-1, the herpes virus responsible for cold sores, which is being increasingly transmitted to the genitals.

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