immunity provides some protection for HSV2
I want to elaborate on some properties of herpes viruses for you to understand better.
The outstanding property of herpes viruses is their ability to establish lifelong persistent infections in their hosts and to undergo periodic reactivation.
The reactivated infection may be less severe from the disease caused by the primary infection.Herpes simplex
viruses type 1 and type 2 share a significant number of common antigens and they establish latent infections in nerve
cells and recurrences are common in such infections.
Because of the antigenic cross-reactivity between HSV-1
, an initial HSV-2 infection in a person already immune to HSV-1 tends to be less severe.
Mind you it is not complete protection.
I hope I have cleared your doubts.
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