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Is it possible to have hsv1 & hsv2 cold sores, but not herpes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Confusing question

Cold sores can be caused by hsv1 or 2.
Both are herpes. If you have not had oral to genital or genital to genital contact with either strain, you may not get "genital herpes".

In brief: Confusing question

Cold sores can be caused by hsv1 or 2.
Both are herpes. If you have not had oral to genital or genital to genital contact with either strain, you may not get "genital herpes".
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