http://www.ksusentinel.com/media/pap...t-522862.shtmlAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site, there is a hidden epidemic of genital herpes in the United States. Twenty to thirty percent of the adult population after the age of 30 is positive. In general, one out of four women have it, but only one out of five men. In the black population, prevalence can be up to 45 percent. A CDC document said, "Herpes prevalence among white teens aged 12 to19 in the 1990s was five times greater than prevalence in the 1970s." The more people become infected, the more quickly it will spread, even among children.