Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 11 months ago

Is HSV1 “real” herpes and if it’s not what is it?

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  • HSV1 is herpes simplex virus type 1 and it's very real and it can be pain full. I have it. It causes cold sores and fever blisters which are very common to have, they're also contagious but more so when there's visible sore or blisters on the mouth.

    But HSV1 can be transfered to the genitals. If some one with a cold sore gives their partner oral sex while they have a break out of HSV1 on their mouth, they can pass cold sores to their partner's genitals. That's how I contracted HSV1.

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  • Marc
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    HSV1 is really really herpes. It is caused by the herpes virus. The number designates where it is found. HSV1 is found on the mouth area, whereas HSV2 is on the genitals. HSV1 and HSV 2 are two viruses in the herpes family.

    You can read more about it here:

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  • 11 months ago

    Yes, it's "real" herpes.

    It just doesn't usually infect the genitals.

    But it can.

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