Nearly Half Of Black Women Have Herpes

Find out why the government thinks this group has been hit so hard by the disease.

The latest news out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is very troubling, to say the least.

A jaw-dropping 48 percent of black women between ages 14 and 49 have the virus which causes genital herpes, says the federal agency. Blacks in general are more than three times as likely as whites to have herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) (39.2 percent vs. 12.3 percent).

Why is it so much higher among black women? It is likely that biological factors make women more susceptible to genital herpes than men, says the CDC. American women in general are nearly twice as likely as men to be infected (21 percent vs. 11 percent). Then add on top of that socioeconomic factors that negatively affect blacks’ general state of health, and it’s no surprise that black women draw the short straw when it comes to getting genital herpes.

What’s worse, most don’t even know they’ve drawn that short straw. Up to 80 percent of genital herpes infections in the United States are undiagnosed. “Many individuals are transmitting herpes to others without even knowing it,” said John M. Douglas Jr., director of CDC’s division of STD prevention. “It is important that persons with symptoms suggestive of herpes-especially recurrent sores in the genital area-seek clinical care to determine if these symptoms may be due to herpes and might benefit from treatment.”

Sores aren’t the only sign you’ve been infected, and many people don’t even experience them. Redness and itching are other symptoms, and the disease can still be transmitted without visible sores.


March 16, 2010


  • oooo

    no way cant be!!!!………..****runs back to clinic**** ……………………. stop playin forbez?!!?!?

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  • government conspiracy

    government conspiracy real talk

    if aids is only contagious by intercouse/(HIV also)

    then how did the first person get it?

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  • mztruff

    I really think this is a conspiracy too.

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  • yung blood

    bullshit… i’ve banged so many black females its ridiculous!!! got tested last month clean as a whistle NOW ur try to tell me half them had the herpe??? ya’ll niggas trippin

  • L7s

    Thas bullshit…….did they test EVERY black woman between the age of 14-49? They need to word that properly. And what about the herpes sore the white chix always gettin around they mouth? Where’s that staistic? …….and Forbez, yall funny for that reCaptcha: man abstain!

  • D

    another Government poll…when have they told the truth about anything?

  • Michael F. Ogunloye

    Alright fools keep playing around with unprotected sex and eating out these women. You all are the reason it is spreading in the first place amongest our women!

  • SweetGirl

    The Center for Disease Control did NOT say 48% of Black American women have herpes. Read this article:

    Black media and mainstream media need to get a LIFE and stop spreading vicious lies and rumors to defame and disgrace Black women. Black media is a wolf in sheep’s clothing…it’s as anti-Black woman as the mainstream media. Go to hell.

    @”yung blood,” YOU are the one spreading diseases to women, sicko, and others like you. I hope that thing dangling between your legs rots and falls off.

  • SweetGirl

    The person who wrote this article is passing false information. The Center for Disease Control did NOT say 48% of Black women have herpes.

    Black media is a wolf in sheep clothing. Black media slanders Black women right along with the mainstream media. Ask ForbezDVD why they’re slandering us like this.

  • word

    I was talking to some doctors the other day, they said that 50-80% of the entire population has herpes. Since most peoples symptoms are dormant, or sporadic, they never realize they have it and continue spreading it. Most STI tests DO NOT include a herpes test, you need to ask for it separately. They assume that if you already have another STI, or have possibly come in contact with one, that you already have herpes. BE SAFE BE SMART

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  • Akim Allah

    FIRST OFF FUCK YOU FORBEZ FOR POSTING THIS NONSENSE. It’s pure bullshit. The media wants black people to hate each other, and of course whites want to blame black people for EVERYTHING. The truth is that 65 % of all white people have Herpes, man and woman. Thats why they always have cold sores and pimples around there mouth…. ewww. If it was true, the Pharmaceutical companys would be targeting black women in there commercials…. All I see is white people in those ads because theyre going after who has it the most.

  • yung blood


    The Center for Disease Control did NOT say 48% of Black American women have herpes. Read this article:
    Black media and mainstream media need to get a LIFE and stop spreading vicious lies and rumors to defame and disgrace Black women. Black media is a wolf in sheep’s clothing…it’s as anti-Black woman as the mainstream media. Go to hell.
    @”yung blood,” YOU are the one spreading diseases to women, sicko, and others like you. I hope that thing dangling between your legs rots and falls off.

    @sweet thang
    hold up sweet thang dont judge me i wear protection everytime thats y i aint got no diseases!! damn! some beezys are just dumb as rocks nowadays

  • Chocolate Girl

    I knew it was BS the moment i heard it. and i said the same thing as pretty much all of yall. especially the fact that white people stay w/ sores on their mouth and the young white girls starting around age 12-13 are the main ones goin around just giving oral sex because they think its cute. if u have sores on ur mouth u dont need to be kissing anyone or performing oral sex on anyone for that matter. That is exactly another prime example of how to give someone genital herpes. If you have a cold sore, that is considered herpes,:if you perform oral sex on someone w/ that cold sore on your mouth, there is a greater chance that you will give someone genital herpes w/o having vaginal sex. But anyway, Black women need to seriously realize how special we are because we are always under attack and never praised. We need to stop challenging and competing against eachother and love one another so that we can become strong as one. I know there is something good in store for us. This world is not bringing me down w/ all this defamation and “BS”statistics.

  • The Truth

    Even if you wear a condom you can still get it as the condom doesn’t cover the whole boxer short area, and the normal routine STD panel of test does NOT include the herpes test. The virus can be transmitted even if no signs or symptoms are present..and its true MANY MANY people do not know they have it because like some of you they think they are being tested for everything when they are not. If you want to find out for sure if your clean or not I suggest you ask for the IgG herpes type specific blood test. 1 in 4 women have this and 1 in 5 men have it. This is not a conspiracy rather reality

  • The Truth

    Oh and I forgot to mention it is transmitted from skin to skin contact not from bodily fluids like other STDs :)

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  • Stacks

    Can i please add some reason to all this crazyness, lol, first there are polls like this one from the Center for Disease that show 47.8% of Blacks, period, are infected with a STD. But we also must remember this stat only includes people who are being tested, not the entire general population. So the accurate way to state this statistic is to say, 47% of black woman tested, have tested positive for a STD. That will not add up too “nearly half of all Black Woman” like Forbez is saying, it may be closer to 20-25% but i don’t know for sure.

    Also for all you ignorant ass black folk who think everytime a white person has a pimple near there mouth they got herpes, lol, go read something.

  • Educated yourself

    Educate yourself before putting it on the white men and their so call conspiracy. Reguardless, if you don’t think the statistics are correct or not it is still reality about the spread of std’s, HIV, and the Aids virus among black women,black men and other groups. It does not matter what race is being shown in the commercials; the spread of std’s and HIV/aids is continuing to be on the rise. Lets foucs on the issue, not the race. Because “DEATH” does not discrimate.

  • Rowonda

    fuck this crackers they dont know shit, black bitches are money yall. theyve got the cleanest vajayjays in the world. know hat im saying. word

  • herpes blogger

    herpes is common people should get over the stigma and buy some valtrex cream ,and get over it!

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