Q: I didn't know there were herpes 1 and 2 - I get cancer sores in my mouth and occasional sores in the genital area. My question is if I have herpes 1 and I date a guy with herpes 2 - will i get #2 if it's somewhat the same virus as #1 and will the outbreak be a that first REALLY BAD outbreak? Also the tv advertises abriva for stopping the virus of cold sores - I thought cold sores were herpes 1, so could you put abriva on the genitals to stop the spread of the virus there and reduce the time span of it? -
There are two strains of herpes those strains are HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is oral herpes 90-95% of the time and genital herpes 5-10% of the time. HSV-2 is genital herpes 90-95% of the time and oral herpes 5-10% of the time.
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