What are the chances of getting HSV 2 if one already has HSV 1?

Herpes virus. Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs only in the genital region usually manifesting as a single tender blister or a group (cluster) of tender vesicles on top of red inflammed skin. Hsv1 does not lead to hsv2 infections. Only sex does.

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HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

No difference. There is no difference at all. Genital HSV2 infection usually causes more frequent outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding than either oral or genital HSV1, and therefore genital HSV2 is more frequently transmitted to exposed persons. But there are no differences in the symptoms, appearance of lesions, or severity of outbreaks from either virus, whether oral or genital. Read more...

Can I get herpes hsv 2 if I cant get hsv 1?

Yes. You can get both very easily. Very common viral infection. It is transmitted by touch. Read more...
Sure, why not? Confusing question. What make you think you can't catch HSV1? Whether or not you have (or can catch) HSV1, you certainly could be infected with HSV2 if sexually exposed to an infected partner. Read more...

If a person has both hsv-1 for 1 year and hsv-2 for 13 yeats does that help you not to get whitliw finger. I am sure I have. Thanks?

Paronychia. It is very much unlikely to get a herpes infection a second time. But, if this is where you have herpes this is where you were infected. Another common problem with a finger is called a paronychia. Read more...

Hi dr. If a person has has had hsv-1 for 1 year and hsv-2 for 13 years can they get whitliw finger. I had dr up another account but could not sign?

No. When you already have the virus you will not get it in a new place. Either you have a herpetic whitlow ; do not carry a prior infection with the same virus, or you have a bacterial whitlow. So one of the diagnoses needs to be revised. Read more...