Understanding the Risks Involved Protecting Yourself Discussing Your Relationship with Your Partner Enjoying Your Relationship Community Q&A Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease, or STD, that is caused by two types of viruses known as herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2).
Both types of herpes are common: an estimated 90% of adults have been exposed to the HSV-1 virus, while roughly one in six people within the age range of 14-49 have genital herpes caused by the HSV-2 infection.
they come on in times of depressed immune function due to other illness(colds) or stress. moved to relationship help where it's more appropriate listen up bud... When I get them on my lip, I'll just treat them with abreva. There is a HUGE difference between the two viruses.
there are 2 forms of herpes HPV1 is your common cold sores most people in the world have them HPV2 is the STD. genital herpes on your face is some of the worst **** imaginable. Yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river. They usually go away within a week if you DON'T mess with them. Contagious enough to in fact spread across your lips just from licking your lips. As for your situation, if she has a cold sore, don't mess with it. Don't get head, because you WILL get that stuff on it! NOTE: This is why you never ask serious questions on a board filled with 16yr old that never get laid...
Genital herpes on the other hand is usually caused by a different strand of the virus called Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2).
It is possible to transfer the different viruses to other areas of the body.
Even if she can infect you, its only while she has those cold sores. HSV1=Cold Sores, ~90-95% of the WORLDS populations has this..people who have never in thier life had a cold sore has this virus... Let me enlighten everyone on the subject of herpes. You can deny it all you want, but most likely the majority of you posting here have it already.
In the same way, HSV2 (or genital herpes) can be transferred to the mouth. It is estimated that 80% percent of the American population have been exposed to the Herpes simplex virus (which is the virus that causes cold sores). cold sores are caused by a type of the herpes virus, but, it is rarely the same virus strand that causes genital herpes.Cold sores are typically caused by Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1).I think if you have one herpes, you become immune to the other herpes. You may have gotten one cold sore when you were little and then it went away and you've never had one since.Or you may be like some of the more unfortunate types who have outbreaks several times a year.Cold sores are usually confined to the mouth area (particularly on and around the lip).