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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 herpes?

whats the differents between 1 and 2 type herpe s iv never had thses symptoms and my partner of 3yrs hasnt since we have been together but he did get herpe s once before we were this normsl he s never got it since we have been together and now i have it do u think he has contaracted from someone else since we have been together has he comes iv only got this now..he didnt tell me till now he had contracted it before
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May 2014
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Both Herpes 1 and 2 are highly contagious. HSV is associated with oral symptoms and HSV 2 with genital symptoms. It can be contracted by even close body contracted like hugging and kissing.

Infections with HSV types 1 and 2 can differ significantly in their clinical manifestations and severity. HSV type 2 primarily causes urogenital infections and is found almost exclusively in adults. HSV type 1 is closely associated with orolabial infection, although genital infection with this virus can be common in certain populations.
Answered: Fri, 29 Aug 2014
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