Key Statistics for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV 1)

Percent of persons age 14-49 years seropositive to antibody to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1):

Total 57.7% (crude), males 55.9% (age-adjusted), females 59.5% (age-adjusted)
(NHANES 1999-2004)

 

Source: Xu F, Sternberg MR, Kottiri BJ, MCQuillan GM, Lee FK, Nahmias AJ, Berman SM, Markowitz LE. Trends in Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 Seroprevalence in the United States. JAMA 296(8):964-973, 2006