These sources will tell you that 417 million people of the same age in the world suffer from HSV-2. These sources will also tell you that 10 in every 100,000 births in the world are rare because the infant extracts neonatal herpes.
But none of these sources will enlist a number when it comes to talking about the mental health issues which are an integral part of the infection. Nobody talks about the stress, about the anxiety, about the crushing sense of worrying which accompanies the acknowledgement of symptoms.
But just because nobody talks about them doesn’t mean they’re not affecting a vast number of people.