Monday, 07 September 2015
If you have had a cold sore, then you are familiar with the Herpes Simplex Virus. There are two types of the virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is the virus that produces cold sores on the lips, but it can also cause sores around the genitals.
HSV-2, which is also known as genital herpes, causes sores around the genitals of both men and women who have it. In rare cases, herpes can affect other areas of the body, such as the eyes and brain.