A 59-year-old member asked:
Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genital tract during the birth process) have been caused by HSV type i.
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
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