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Can you tell me the difference between herpes simplex virus 1 and HSV 2?

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Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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