Now Science Daily has given me the opportunity to rant about late night TV commercials! (Yea!)
If you watch TV after about 9pm (and for some reason, mostly Sci-Fi related stuff), you've seen the ones I'm talking about:
Guy: I have herpes.
Girl: And I don't.
Guy: And we'd like to keep it that way.
Announcer: Tetra-metha-super-hydro-medicine will reduce your chance of getting herpes.
I always have to say, "Hey! Lady! You could, like, you know, get a guy who doesn't have herpes!"
They have hard numbers. Hard numbers are always fun:
- 5,384 people in the study (~1794 women, leaving 3590 men)
- 415 people got herpes by the end of the study (same ratio, so ~138 women)
- Condoms gave a 30% advantage