Please help! What is the classification of herpes simplex?

It is a virus. Which can be sexually transmitted. Herpes simplex virus 1 is most often seen with cold sores (oral) ; herpes simplex 2 is most often seen w genitalia.

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Please help! What is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus. (hsv) 1 causes most oral cases (i.e. Cold sores). However, hsv -2 can also infect the mouth/ oral area. Read more...

Please help! What is the main physical difference between herpes simplex and shingles on your genitals?

The virus involved.. Herpes virus related breakout on genitals is referred to herpes type ii (hsv-2), not simplex ( type i, hsv-1, which is usually face/lips). Shingles is a recurrence of pox virus (varicella zoster virus which typically causes acute, short-lived chickenpox in children) ; breakout can be anywhere, nearly always only one sided ; not commonly involving the genitals. Read more...

Please help docs! Where exactly do herpes simplex exist in the body and how does it reproduce?

Intracellular. The herpes virus lives inside nerve cells. It reproduces by becoming a part of the cells own dna and then using that dna to replicate the virus. It is a lifelong infection because the body's immune system cannot clear the virus from inside the nerve cells. Read more...

What is herpes simplex 6?

Human herpesvirus 6. You probably don't mean herpes simplex, but human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6). It's one of 9 human herpesviruses, including herpes simpex virus types 1 and 2, Epstein Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and the numbered HHV series. HHV6 causes the common childhood rash called roseola, or exanthem subitum. There has been controversy about a link to multiple sclerosis, but probably not real. Read more...

What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores. Hsv ! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips. Read more...
A DNA virus. HSV I is a strain of a DNA virus well known for it's tendency to recur in humans. It was originally first associated with simple cold sores near the lips but can be found in genital herpes breakouts where HSV type 2 was seen is the primary cause. These DNA viruses can hibernate in the body off & on for a lifetime. Read more...