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difference betwwen hsv1 genital and hsv2 genital

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Jun 07, 2018
  • Posted on Jun 14, 2018


    HSV-1 is typically oral herpes and HSV-2 is usually genital herpes. Both strains of herpes could spread orally and genitally. In order for herpes to s... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Jun 12, 2018


    In my microbiology training 30 years ago we were taught that herpes 1 was oral and 2 was genital, but due to "changing sexual practices" (i.e. more oral sex going on), that distinction was blurring. I don't know what the latest teaching on that is or what the biological differences between the viruses is, but I doubt if it's very significant.

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