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HSV-1 stands for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, and HSV-2 stands for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2.

Q: What’s the difference between HSV-1 and HSV-2? A: HSV-1 causes oral herpes, often through mouth-to-mouth contact. HSV-2 leads to genital herpes, mainly transmitted sexually.

Q: What are the symptoms of HSV-1 and HSV-2? A: Both cause painful sores and blisters. HSV-1 affects the mouth, and HSV-2 affects the genital/buttocks region. Herpes infection may cause flu-like symptoms.

Q: What triggers outbreaks for both types? A: Stress, sun exposure, hormones, friction and fatigue can trigger outbreaks for both HSV-1 and HSV-2.

Q: What are the details about HSV-1? A: About 70% worldwide have HSV-1. It causes cold sores, tingling, and burning, often spread through kissing or non-sexual contact with saliva.

Q: And HSV-2? A: HSV-2 is genital herpes, affecting buttocks, penis and vagina. It causes painful blisters, itching, burning, tingling, painful urination, discharge, and high temperature.

Q: How can one test for the herpes simplex virus? A: Your GP may consider screenings for both HSV-1 and HSV-2. Regular testing is crucial as herpes can be symptomless for years.

Q: Is herpes curable? A: Unfortunately, there’s no cure for HSV-1 and HSV-2. However, management options are available. There are medications that help keep herpes under control. Your Sexual Health provides private screenings and advice.

Q: What’s the conclusion? A: Understanding and managing herpes is vital. Regular screening at your GP clinic helps protect you and your partners. Book an STD test or seek advice from your GP.

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