However, as neurotropic and neuroinvasive viruses, HSV-1 and -2 persist in the body by becoming latent and hiding from the immune system in the cell bodies of neurons. 3D reconstruction of Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Monoclonal Antibody for Immunofluorescence, ELISA (MA1-10680). Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are common infections with serious sequelae. HSV-1 is an increasingly important cause of genital herpes in industrialized countries.