Sexually Transmitted Diseases Problem Set

Problem 4: Pituitary Hormones

According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released in October 1997, there was a large increase in the prevalence of genital herpes in the United States between the late 1970's and 1996. They estimate that 1 in how many Americans is infected with genital herpes?

A. 1 out of 5
According to the report 1 out of 5 Americans age 12 or older is infected with the herpes simplex type 2 virus. This amounts to 45 million Americans infected with the disease.
B. 1 out of 25
C. 1 out of 50
D. 1 out of 100
E. 1 out of 1000

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