Brisbane, AU -- Women are twice as likely as men to contract genital herpes, according to a new study which found one in eight Australians had the virus. The Australian study found 80% of those with genital herpes were unaware they had it.
Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital senior medical officer David Jardine said it was unclear why women were more susceptible. The study, which focused on individuals over the age of 25, revealed that HSV-2 was most prevalent between the ages of 35 and 44, and in individuals living in metropolitan areas.
The Courier Mail