What is the difference between herpes simplex 1 and genetile herpes?
Herpes simplex type 1 is one of the subtypes of the herpes
simplex virus. Herpes type 1 can infect any area of the skin,
including the genitals. Genital herpes describes the site of a
herpes infection. It can be caused by herpes simplex type 1 or
herpes simplex type 2.
When a person gets chickenpox, the rash will go away but the virus is still in the body and becomes dormant. If the virus becomes active again in the nerves, it is then called herpes zoster or shingles. This usually occurs when a person becomes older, but only in a small percentage of the population. Herpes simplex causes the cold sores or genital herpes.
Herpes is a contagious infection that's caused by the herpes simplex virus. One type of the virus - herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) - can lead to cold sores around the mouth. An infection of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2) can lead to genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease that causes blisters and pain in the genital area.