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.