Who is at highest risk for herpes?
Genital herpes is more common in women than in men. But the infection spreads from men to women more easily. The risk is highest among teens and young adults who are more likely to take risks with sex. The biggest risk is the number of sex partners in a persons lifetime.
Who typically gets herpes?
HSV-2 infection is more common among women than among men; the percentages of those infected during 2015-2016 were 15.9% versus 8.2% respectively, among 14 to 49 year olds. This is possibly because genital infection is more easily transmitted from men to women than from women to men during penile-vaginal sex.
Can a healthy person get herpes?
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus dont have symptoms.