You may be infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2 but not show any symptoms. Now, scientists know that either type can be found in either the oral or genital area, as well as at other sites. Therefore the possibility viral shedding from HSV 1 of the face causing HSV 1 infection of the genitals from oral sex is even less unlikely still. Herpes simplex type 1, most often associated with oral-facial herpes, and HSV2, the genital variety, are very similar viruses when viewed through a microscope. Herpes simplex is a common viral infection that presents with localised blistering. Primary attacks of Type 1 HSV infections occur mainly in infants and young children.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 are members of the Herpesviridae family, and produce infections that may range from mild stomatitis to disseminated and fatal disease. Abstract. Objective. Genital neonatal herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection was observed in a series of neonates after traditional Jewish ritual circumcision. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Polyclonal Antibody for Immunofluorescence (PA1-7494).
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) says that 67 of the population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
Two-thirds Of People Actually Have Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1