March is Women’s Month so it is fitting that this news should alarm Black women everywhere. With all of the mounting odds against us, it is becoming more & more important for us to have regular pap smears, mammograms, and tests run for herpes and HPV. For younger Black women, get all the info you need about HPV vaccinations here. CLICK HERE to learn more about herpes and what you can do to prevent exposure. –NewsOne Staff
According to the root.com, the latest news out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is very troubling, to say the least.
A jaw-dropping 48 percent of black women between ages 14 and 49 have the virus which causes genital herpes, says the federal agency. Blacks in general are more than three times as likely as whites to have herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) (39.2 percent vs. 12.3 percent).