In general, a person can only get herpes type 2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Other herpes infections can affect the eyes, skin, or other parts of the body. When HSV is present on the surface of the skin of an infected person it can easily pass on to another person through the moist skin which lines the mouth, anus and genitals.
More recently I started wondering whether taking an antiviral for herpes, Acyclovir, could be promoting yeast infections the way taking an antibiotic does. Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection is responsible for significant neurological morbidity, perhaps more than any other virus. HSV-1 and HSV-2, likely owing to their latency activity transcripts, HSV-2 can certainly be harbored by the trigeminal ganglia.
Genital Herpes And Yeast Infections