Even those who are diligent in their safe sex practices may be walking around with this STD without any knowledge of it. Is that because it is hard to get? Absolutely not. In fact, it is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. Up to 90% of those infected display no symptoms but are very contagious. Condoms don't fully protect against it, and there is no cure. What is more shocking is that most doctors aren't even testing for it!
What is this rampant virus blowing through the nation? Herpes (HSV2).
The first step you can take to protect yourself is getting educated. Check out Melinda Petigrew's take on it from the Yale School of Public Health.