Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

Is there any possibility to get two type of herpes virus together?

Mar 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 5621 Questions
Hi my name is XXXXXXX
I have a question. It is possible for a person to have the herpes virus 1 and still come in contact with the herpes virus 2 or is it you only get the one virus or The other but couldn't have both? Hope you understand my question.
Posted Wed, 23 Oct 2013 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Typically, HSV 1 ( herpes simplex virus 1 ) and HSV 2 ( herpes simplex virus 2 ) both affect different parts of the body.
However , it is possible for both types of viruses to infect the same individual and co infection with both HSV 1 and HSV 2 has been known.
Please go through the following link -
WWW.WWWW.WW Is is in scientific terminology, but it will address your question.
Hope this helps you.
Please feel free to ask for more clarifications.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Sexual Diseases

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor