Genital Herpes is a sexual transmitted disease (STD) which is very common common amongst sexually active individuals. Most times, there maybe no signs or symptoms. Now, even though there may not be any signs or symptoms, the affected persons can still spread this disease to their sexual partners.
It is a sexually transmitted viral infection of the genital area. It was previously associated with only Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV2). However, given the sexual practices of these days (oral sex etc), it can also be caused by Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV1).
ORAL HERPES (also known as HERPES LABIALIS or COLD SORES or FEVER BLISTERS):
It is a very common viral infection of the mouth area. Mostly transmitted by mucosal contact with an infected person’s mouth secretions and not necessarily sexual contact. It is associated with Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV1). However, given the sexual practices of these days (oral sex etc), it can also cause sexually transmitted infection even in the genital area.