Disclaimer: Although both women interviewed for this feature agreed the stigma surrounding herpes should be broken down, both requested to be quoted as anonymous sources as they feared for the repercussions of speaking publicly about their infections.According to data collected as part of the 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey, 13.6 per cent — or one in seven — Canadians aged 14 to 59 have antibodies against HSV-2.
Still, 94 per cent of those who tested positive were unaware of their status.
A 2013 study released by Stats Canada found that as many as one in seven Canadians aged 14 to 59 may be infected with HSV-2, with more than 90 per cent of them possibly unaware of their status. There are plenty of people in British Columbia like you.
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The stigma associated with the sexually transmitted disease often prevents people from stepping out into the limelight and living life their own way. According to a 2006 online poll conducted by pharmaceutical company Novartis, the stigma surrounding herpes is second only to HIV.Mc Kay said the percentage of the population with herpes is “huge,” but most people don’t know they carry the virus.“The most frustrating thing is that in our dating culture, it’s normal to just jump into bed with people you hardly know,” she said.“And sometimes I have to tell them (I have herpes) before I am ready to because of that.” She reached out to friends and family but said she felt people didn’t really understand what she was going through. Even her doctor brushed off her request for advice, telling her to look on the Internet for information.Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection.