Span classnews_dtnov 09 2013spannbsp018332heres the deal there are a few different forms of herpes one of these is called hsv1 which is most commonly associated with cold sores another is called hsv2 which is the main cause of genital herpes the sexually transmitted disease hsv1 is extremely common.
In fact hsv1 is now the leading cause of new genital herpes infections hsv1 can be passed to another via genital anal or oral sex just like hsv2 yes you will have to take the same precautions against spreading hsv1 just as you would with hsv2.
The first type hsv1 is the main cause of cold sores in the mouth area thats why some people call it oral herpes hsv2 is its cousin known for triggering sores on or near the genitals.
Pictures of hsv1 posted by hl in herpes pictures there are two types of hsv type 1 hsv1 and type 2 hsv2 the most common symptoms of the hsv1 are cold sores cold sores are skin ulcers or ulcers of mucous membranes that line the nose the mouth and the throat the virus can also cause infection in the eyes the hands and the brain.
Hsv1 is most commonly related to cold sores which a large amount of the population have however hsv1 can also be the virus that causes genital herpes via oral sex and hsv2 can be the virus that gives you cold sores she says.
Span classnews_dtmay 26 2015spannbsp018332the blisters break leaving tender sores most commonly hsv1 causes sores around the mouth inside the mouth and on the lips sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores hsv1 can cause genital herpes but most cases of genital herpes are caused by hsv2.
If your boyfriend or girlfriend is trying to hide their hsv1 status this could be a sign of cheating this is more likely if they recently developed their first outbreak while in a relationship with you.
So if you only get tested for hsv1 because you are experiencing a cold sore or because your partner said they have oral herpes you could have hsv2 instead or both this means that if you only get tested for hsv1 instead of both herpes viruses and your result is negative you still may very well have hsv2 but you dont know since you.
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