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HSV-1 and HSV-2 Infection Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity,* 2005−2008**

HSV-1 and HSV-2 Infection Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity,* 2005−2008**

*The sample of Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of multiple races, and persons of other races was too small to produce reliable results.

**Rates reported are not age-adjusted. Results are based on a positive lab test for either infection.

Source II.2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Age Group
Percent of Women
HSV-1 HSV-2
Total
59.1 23.5
Non-Hispanic White
52.7 18.0
Non-Hispanic Black
63.4 54.2
Mexican American
83.8 14.7
Other Hispanic
75.2 40.8

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