3 doctors weighed in:

Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two Herpes

I think you may be confusing the terms and the infections.
Herpes type one, infecting 75% of americans, is usually found near or on the mouth. But, it can infect any skin that it comes in contact with, including the genitals if one is not previously infected. Herpes type two, predominantly found on or near the genitals, and infecting 25% of americans can infect any skin it comes in contact with.

In brief: Two Herpes

I think you may be confusing the terms and the infections.
Herpes type one, infecting 75% of americans, is usually found near or on the mouth. But, it can infect any skin that it comes in contact with, including the genitals if one is not previously infected. Herpes type two, predominantly found on or near the genitals, and infecting 25% of americans can infect any skin it comes in contact with.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Well, Herpes

Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.

In brief: Well, Herpes

Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank