A 33-year-old member asked:
can you tell me the difference between herpes simplex virus 1 and hsv 2?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo answered
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Both belong to herpes group of visuses which are dna viruses.Herpes simplex 1 mostly oral in about 85% of cases while herpes simplex 2 usually genital in about 85% of cases.Herpes simplex1 is thus mostly acquired orally but herpes simplex2 through genital sex.
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
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