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What is the difference between Herpes 1 and Herpes 2?

Asked by Juul , Last updated: Oct 29, 2020

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G. GRAY

G. GRAY

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G. GRAY, Writer, M.A, Liverpool

Answered Jul 22, 2020

Herpes is a sexually transmitted virus, and there are two types, including HSV-1 or herpes simplex two viruses. Herpes simplex 1 is the number one cause of the physical unpleasantries that come to fruition because of the condition. It is quite common, as fifty to eighty percent of adults in America have oral Herpes.

The sores are typically cold sores or fever blisters, and they generally form in or around the mouth. Herpes simplex one infected lesions may be treated with topical, anesthetic drugs. Signs of herpes simplex 2 emerge in the genital area. The infection can be spread easily, so it is wise to be careful. The viruses are transmitted, most of the time, through sexual contact.

Any oral to skin contact, (such as oral sex) can be very detrimental to your health if you are not careful, and people who contract this disease need to be very careful not to touch their lips or face because it can lead to the spread of infection.

Condoms are the best and smartest way to preserve good sexual health and to keep yourself from procuring the disease. Choosing not to have sex during an outbreak is an even better solution to the problem.

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Denton Perez

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Denton Perez, Professor, High School, Utah

Answered Jul 13, 2020

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are two types of sexually transmitted infections. They are commonly known as their simplified name of Herpes. Between the two, HSV-1 is more common. It is estimated that about 60 to 70 percent of the population become affected by it. It affects 3.7 billion people. Though HSV-2 has a lower percentage, it is also widespread, affecting 417 million people all over the world. The main way to differentiate between the two is the type of symptoms that both have. HSV-1 can cause a person's lymph nodes to become enlarged, while HSV-2 can cause difficulty with urinating due to the pain.
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