A 36-year-old member asked:
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need advice on what is the the difference between type one and two herpes?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral vs Genital: Herpes simplex virus 1 causes 90% of oral herpes infections and 10% of genital herpes infections. Herpes simplex virus 2 causes the exact converse percentages of disease. Herpes simplex 1 causes sporatic encephalitis while hsv2 rarely causes recurrent viral meningitis.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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