Bulletin of the World Health Organization

An estimate of the global prevalence and incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection

Katharine J Looker, Geoffrey P Garnett, George P Schmid

Volume 86, Number 10, October 2008, 805-812

Table 1. Global estimates of the prevalence of the herpes simplex virus type 2 infection, in 2003

Age in years Global prevalence in millions (percentage per population)
Females Males Both
15–19 25.8 (9.0) 14.6 (4.8) 40.4 (6.9)
20–24 39.4 (15.1) 24.1 (8.8) 63.5 (11.9)
25–29 46.5 (19.0) 30.5 (12.0) 77.1 (15.4)
30–34 51.5 (21.4) 36.1 (14.6) 87.6 (18.0)
35–39 52.9 (23.8) 38.8 (17.1) 91.8 (20.3)
40–44 50.8 (25.9) 38.8 (19.4) 89.6 (22.6)
45–49 47.9 (27.7) 37.8 (21.5) 85.6 (24.6)
Total 314.8 (19.4) 220.7 (13.1) 535.5 (16.2)
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