Symptoms are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters. But just as HSV-1 can infect the genitals and cause genital herpes, HSV-2 can pass from one person’s genitals to another person’s mouth, resulting in oral herpes. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Visible cold sores are contagious, but they may be spread even when they can’t be seen. Could you mistakenly give your partner genital herpes? Could i have passed HSV to her without pronounced symptoms of a cold sore forming?
Oral herpes (cold sores): Sores around the mouth and nostrils. Genital herpes can also cause sores near the anus, including the area between the anus and the genitals (the perineum). Cold sores or HSV-1, the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, can also cause genital herpes. HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Cold sores (oral herpes) and genital herpes can be a sign of both ARS and late-stage HIV infection. This is because genital herpes can cause ulcers that make it easier for HIV to enter the body during sex.
Herpes Simplex Virus (oral And Genital Herpes)