Herpes simplex - not as simple as you think

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Cold sores are the commonly known form of oral herpes, though herpes is best known as its genital form. Both are caused by the herpes simplex virus. No cure is available for herpes simplex infection because it hibernates in the nerve cells. A weakened immune system puts an individual at greater risk for infection.

HSV-1 and HSV-2 can both cause oral or genital lesions, and can be spread by symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals via body fluids. When spread by an individual who lacks sores or symptoms, the transmission is called asymptomatic viral shedding. After initial infection, outbreaks can be triggered by stress, menstruation, sun exposure, fever, and illness.

Read more about types of herpes simplex virus, and then  protect yourself.

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