Category: Herpes Types

What Is HSV-1?

What Is HSV-1?

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HSV-1 stands for herpex simplex virus (HSV) type 1. It is the virus that is most often responsible for oral herpes, or what is commonly referred to as cold sores or fever blisters. While HSV-1 usually infects the mouth and lips, it can also spread to the genital area as a result of oral sex. […]

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What is Herpes Whitlow?

What is Herpes Whitlow?

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Herpes Whitlow is caused by the viral entity known as herpes simplex. It comes in two forms: type 1 and type 2. It occurs normally to persons who have been exposed to the virus via an exposed contact to an area of skin having an outbreak. In the past it has been observed commonly among […]

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Are Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes The Same Thing?

Are Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes The Same Thing?

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A lot of people don’t realize that there are two different forms of herpes out there. Genital herpes and oral herpes actually share 50% of the exact DNA, they are virtually identical. Genital herpes, or HSV-2, is the one that makes the big news, and thus it is the one that most people think of […]

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Are Cold Sores Actually Herpes?

Are Cold Sores Actually Herpes?

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As many as 80% of the U.S. population get cold sores, but many do not know, or equate that cold sores is also know as HSV-1, or oral herpes. In fact, many people contract HSV-1 in their childhood or teens, through social kissing from a family member or boyfriend/girlfriend and not think anything about it. […]

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