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Type 2 variety of herpes simplex
causes genital herpes
Type 2 herpes simplex causes genital herpes.
Type 1 herpes simplex causes oral herpes lesions.
However, type 1 can also cause genital lesions.
Barrier method of contraception
will prevent the transmission of herpes infection.
However, oral sex can transmit oral as well as genital infection
If you are testing positive for herpes infection, treatment for the herpes infection should be taken before starting with new sexual relation.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal