Herpes Simplex- Some Quick Facts
Herpes Simplex- What is it?
Herpes Simplex is an infection caused by the virus called Herpes Simplex Virus. The virus is of two types. HSV1 and HSV2. Herpes Simplex causes sores, and rashes on face and genitals. The virus type 1 causes sores on the mouth, which are called cold sores. The second virus type causes genital herpes.
Herpes Simp 00004000 lex- is it treatable?
Once you get herpes virus, it never leaves your body. The only thing you can do is to get it treated whenever it shows up as sores with blisters. After treatment the virus goes back into dormancy, but does not get eliminated from body. Whenever it gets triggered again, it will show up as a sore. To find more about treatment click here- Herpes Simplex Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What problems can genital herpes (herpes simplex II) cause for a newborn baby?
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How long has Herpes Simplex Virus (Genital Herpes) been on earth?
In science we are studiening STD's and this is one of the questions we have to anser
It's actually been traced back to ancient Greece (not saying they started herpes no one knows for sure who or what did), no one knew for sure what it was way back then.
Info on the origin of herpes
Transmission of genital herpes simplex 1?
Alright so I have genital herpes simplex 1 after my ex gave me oral when he had a cold sore. I actually never saw a sore on his mouth and I didnt contract the herpes orally either. I was wondering why I didnt get it on my mouth? And I have heard the genital herpes simplex 1 is harder to transmit to someone else than it is to spread herpes 2. True? I hope this makes sense. Thanks.
HSV-1 prefers to infect the mouth, while HSV-2 prefers to infect the genitals. Both are easy to catch in their preferred areas, somewhat less easy (but still easy) to catch in the opposite location. So it is harder to transmit HSV-1 from mouth to genitals, since it prefers the mouth area. Also, if you have HSV-1 on your genitals, the outbreaks are supposedly less severe and less frequent than if you have it in your mouth. The reverse is true for HSV-2 on the genitals.
It is possible that you didn't catch HSV-1 on your mouth from your ex because you are already infected with HSV-1 on your mouth. 80% of the US population is already infected with oral herpes by the time they reach adulthood.
The best source of information that I know of for difficult herpes questions is the American Social Health Association (ASHA). They have an excellent web site that answers most questions. They also have a toll-free hotline (in the US) with knowledgable people who can answer your questions. The number is on the web site.
If i have herpes simplex 1 and i have oral sex with my boyfreind is he likely to contract genital herpes?
I was just wondering if it is very likely that if i have herpes simplex 1, (cold sores) if my boyfreind would contract genital herpes during oral sex. If so, would it be where he could give it back to me, and if we had a baby it would be deformed?
Can herpes simplex turn into genital herpes?
I've had HSV-1 since I was 2. Say if I scratched my nose when I had the rash, and then scratched my balls, could it turn into HSV-2?
I'm just curious because obviously, it's not really attractive when you gots genital herpes.
Yes & no. It would be type 1 genital! It wouldnt be type 2.