Q: I have another question. What is the difference between HSV-1 genital and HSV-2? I met someone with type 1 genital and we are confused about it and if someone can get both and if it would make a difference in the severity and amount of outbreaks. Thank you for your time.
Genital HSV-1 and genital HSV-2 are alike in many ways. Genital HSV-1 is more likely to spread to a partner orally by oral sex than genital HSV-2 (HSV-1 is usually oral herpes). Genital HSV-2 is more likely than genital HSV-1 to spread genitally (HSV-2 is usua... For detail, click here.