While HSV 1 is commonly referred to as oral herpes and HSV 2 is often known as genital herpes, both HSV 1 and HSV 2 can be present in either the oral or genital regions. Herpes treatment and prevention information can help to lessen the frequency and severity of herpes outbreaks and reduce the likelihood that herpes will be passed onto a sexual partner.
HSV 1 infects approximately 90% of adults and can cause fever blister (also known as cold sores) around the mouth. HSV 1 can be transmitted to the genitals through oral contact.
HSV 2 is less common than HSV 1 as it infects only around 15-20% of adults. HSV 2, or genital herpes, can be transmitted to the oral region through genital to oral contact. …Read More»