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Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

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Dr. William Bohannan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes and No

The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1).
However, some research has indicated herpes simplex 1 can cause genital herpes but the degree of involvement seems to be less than in a herpes simplex 2 virus infection.

In brief: Yes and No

The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1).
However, some research has indicated herpes simplex 1 can cause genital herpes but the degree of involvement seems to be less than in a herpes simplex 2 virus infection.
Dr. William Bohannan
Dr. William Bohannan
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