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The New York City Department of Health released a survey yesterday showing that one out of every four New Yorkers has genital herpes. We don't know if 26 percent is officially considered an epidemic, but it's obviously a serious situation. Maybe hipsters are responsible? The entire North section of Brooklyn has basically become a health hazard.
The data are especially scary since most people infected with herpes have no symptoms--and because genital herpes doubles the risks of spreading HIV. In other words, the city might be in even worse shape soon.
The DOH is encouraging people who are getting laid in New York to wear condoms and to avail themselved of the free testing services at one of New York's many STD clinics. Between this and the bedbugs in the parks, we'll probably just skip hanging out in NYC till October.