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What are the chances of getting HSV 2 if one already has HSV 1?

Herpes virus. Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs only in the genital region usually manifesting as a single tender blister or a group (cluster) of tender vesicles on top of red inflammed skin. Hsv1 does not lead to hsv2 infections. Only sex does. Read more...

HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

No difference. There is no difference at all. Genital HSV2 infection usually causes more frequent outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding than either oral or genital HSV1, and therefore genital HSV2 is more frequently transmitted to exposed persons. But there are no differences in the symptoms, appearance of lesions, or severity of outbreaks from either virus, whether oral or genital. Read more...

Is it harder to transmit HSV-1 to the genitals through oral sex than it is with HSV-2?

No. If you have an outbreak type 1or 2 and practice oral sex during this period you may transmit it. Read more...
Yes. Most people already have hsv1 but have no symptoms. They already have it, are immune, and cannot get it a second time. Note that this virus may be transmitted when there is no skin lesion. Most transmission of herpes occurs when there is no active lesion, frequently from a person not aware that they are infected. Read more...

How does hsv-1 and hsv-2 differ?

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. Read more...

What is the difference between hsv-1 and hsv-2?

Let me explain. Cold sores (fever blisters) are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters that occur on the lips, mouth, nose, chin, cheeks, and throat. They are most commonly caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus (hsv-1). Less often, however, they can be caused by herpes simplex type 2 (hsv-2), the virus that most often causes genital herpes. Read more...

What does a single positive for hsv-1 or hsv-2 mean?

Kind of test? A viral culture from an ulcer that grows hsv tells you that you have an active infection. In general, a positive blood test just implies past infection, not necessarily current activity. Read more...