The Worst Cases of Herpes

Jul 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm |

Warning! Gross medical images!

People like to make herpes jokes, but it’s a very common STI in the United States. According to Center for Disease Control, about one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes. And Johns Hopkins University says about 50% to 80% of U.S. adults have oral herpes (usually a result from a cold sore).

While many people don’t have symptoms, often people have outbreaks around their mouths, which can lead to social stigmas and judgements. Even if you practice safe sex, 90% of people are exposed to the herpes virus. If you do happen to have herpes, there are treatments for outbreaks. Do NOT let them get out of hand like the following people.

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Warning! Gross medical images!

Embarassing but common