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She got her 1st cold sore ever last saturday, so thats automatically herpes type 1 right?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: It is most often

But herpes simplex virus 2 is a possibility.

In brief: It is most often

But herpes simplex virus 2 is a possibility.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Herpes

Cold sores are always considered to be herpes.
75% of americans have been exposed to and have herpes type one. At least 95% of the cold sores are caused by this type of herpes. But, 5% of oral herpes is from herpes type two, which used to be called 'genital herpes'. It is always best to know your herpes status through the blood tests for herpes.

In brief: Herpes

Cold sores are always considered to be herpes.
75% of americans have been exposed to and have herpes type one. At least 95% of the cold sores are caused by this type of herpes. But, 5% of oral herpes is from herpes type two, which used to be called 'genital herpes'. It is always best to know your herpes status through the blood tests for herpes.
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