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Question about herpes type 1 genital? Is that what I get in my mouth?

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Dr. James Eitner
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In brief: Herpes Type 1 & 2

Herpes simplex type 1 typically is the virus involved in causing oral lesions or cold sores.
It can be transmitted to the genital area (and other parts of the body - herpes gladiatorum). Hsv 2 typically infects the genital area, but can be transmitted to the oral area.

In brief: Herpes Type 1 & 2

Herpes simplex type 1 typically is the virus involved in causing oral lesions or cold sores.
It can be transmitted to the genital area (and other parts of the body - herpes gladiatorum). Hsv 2 typically infects the genital area, but can be transmitted to the oral area.
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