Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 a std?

Herpes Simplex. Herpes simplex, now called "hsv 1 or herpes type one" is usually contracted as a child from family members. But, if you enter into adulthood and do not have this infection, it can be caught from kissing or any other exposure that you get skin to skin from an infected individual. But, in most cases herpes one is not caught as an std.
This is the virus . That usually causes (oral) cold sores. However, it is possible to transmit it to the genital area.