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Herpes simplex statistics England

Herpes statistics in England

About 60% of people carry HSV type 1 (the type that usually results in cold sores around the mouth) and around 10% carry HSV type 2, which usually causes sores on the genitals. Each year, the number of new people diagnosed is recorded by Public Health England and the most recent statistics from 2011 show that more than 30,000 people were diagnosed in that year. Genital herpes is the third most common sexually transmitted infection.

Number of new genital herpes diagnoses in England:

Number of new genital herpes diagnoses (by gender) in England:

Last updated July 27, 2018