Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the virus. For information about the disease caused by the virus, oril sex Herpes simplex. This article is about the human viruses.
For for the genus of animalian simplex viruses, see Simplexvirus. Herpes simplex virus TEM B82-0474 lores. In simple terms, herpes simplex 1 is most commonly known as a “cold sore”, while herpes simplex 2 is the one known by the public as “herpes”, or “genital herpes”. Symptoms of herpes simplex virus infection include watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth, lips, nose, or genitals.
HSV-1 and -2 are transmitted by contact with an infected person who has reactivations of the virus. HSV-2 is periodically shed in the human genital tract, most often asymptomatically. Most sexual transmissions occur during periods of asymptomatic shedding. In another study, 73 subjects were randomized to receive valaciclovir 1 g daily or placebo for 60 days each in a two-way crossover design. For HSV-2, subclinical shedding may account for most of the transmission. Effect of Condoms on Reducing the Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 From Men to Women.