Majority of Canadians Unaware They Have Herpes

In a random sampling of thousands of Canadians, nearly 14 per cent tested positive for genital herpes, according to a Statistics Canada report released this week that also found 94 per cent of this group had no previous symptoms and therefore no idea that they were infected.

“An individual may not have overt symptoms, but they’re still a carrier,” said Michelle Rotermann, lead author of the study. “Those who don’t know that they are infected are at greater risk of passing an infection on to a sexual partner.”

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